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Hearing Monday in case of Idaho ministers told to perform same-sex ceremonies

Monday, Oct 20, 2014

WHO:  ADF Legal Counsel Matt Sharp, ADF Senior Counsel Kevin Theriot

WHAT:  Available for media interviews following hearing on motion to dismiss in Knapp v. City of Coeur d’Alene

WHEN:  Monday, July 20, immediately following hearing, which begins at 11:15 a.m. PDT

WHERE:  U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, 6450 N. Mineral Dr., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

City officials told Donald Knapp that he and his wife Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, are required to perform same-sex ceremonies or face months in jail and/or thousands of dollars in fines. The city publicly claimed its “non-discrimination” ordinance requires the Knapps to perform such ceremonies now that the courts have overridden Idaho’s voter-approved constitutional amendment that affirmed marriage as the union of a man and a woman. ADF Legal Counsel Matt Sharp will argue against the city’s motion to dismiss the case.
  • Backgrounder: Pre-enforcement challenge lawsuits
  • Video Q&A: Knapp v. City of Coeur d’Alene and pre-enforcement challenges

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