Idaho Same-Sex Couples Can Begin Marrying On October 15
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says Idaho’s stay banning same-sex marriage dissolves 9 a.m. Wednesday.
According to court documents filed Monday, the court’s decision comes after Idaho’s attorney general dropped its opposition to the stay. Meanwhile, Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter maintained his resistance in a separate Monday court filing.
Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says his office, along with Ada County Clerk Christopher Rich and the state of Idaho, do not oppose lifting the stay.
Otter, however, repeated his prior arguments in Monday’s filing, implying he will continue fighting gay marriage in Idaho.
Otter also added that approving gay marriage would “dissuade” Idaho voters from participating in elections because it would allow the federal government to overturn state laws.