STATUS: Anti-relationship recognition constitutional amendment
TAKE ACTION: State advocacy groups are working toward fairness for all of Idaho's families by overturning a constitutional amendment that prohibits any form of family status for same-sex couples in the state.
HISTORY: In 2006, anti-gay forces in Idaho pushed through Amendment 2, a constitutional amendment that excludes same-sex couples from marriage and prohibits same-sex couples from attaining any form of legal family status.
GROUPS ACTIVELY WORKING ON MARRIAGE:
- Your Family, Friends, & Neighbors is a grassroots organization dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
- Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage for same-sex couples nationwide.
- Human Rights Campaign is the United States' largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality.
NUMBER OF SAME-SEX COUPLES: According to The Williams Institute's analysis of the 2010 U.S. Census, 2,042 same-sex couples are living in Idaho, representing 3.5 same-sex couples per 1,000 households.
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