Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Litigating marriage equality pointlessly can be quite expensive.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho must pay more than $400,000 to the team of lawyers who successfully fought to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage, a federal judge ruled. 
In her decision, U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale awarded an amount that is about 10 percent less than what the six lawyers requested. 
"Simply put, the case was neither easy nor ordinary," Dale wrote. "It is therefore not surprising that plaintiffs employed a team of experienced attorneys to divvy up the many legal tasks."
Thankfully, unlike Idaho, Florida attorneys work for table scraps and hand-me-down Versace suits.

Are you feeling fiscally conservative Ms. Bondi?

I wish I had some clarity to offer you all, but right now the state is a county by county mess as to which clerks are going forward and which are staying stuck. Judge Hinkle's order is quite clear and demands that state level officers stop enforcing the ban.

There is no question that out of state marriages (like mine!) must be recognized.

We will have equality. The question is not if but when and how much money will be wasted in the process.

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