BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gay marriage, a soldier's return and a viral debate are just some of the stories that helped shape Idaho in 2014.

Leading Idaho's biggest news story was a federal court overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The decision came after a complicated legal battle spearheaded by four lesbian couples who argued the state's ban violated their rights. However, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has vowed to keep fighting the court's decision.

His legal team has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to receive Idaho's case while weighing in on another gay marriage case. Other top stories include the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after being freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees, Idaho taking back control of a private prison and the divisions inside the Idaho Republican Party.