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Federal Appellate Court Places Stay On Gay Marriages In Idaho

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By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Idaho’s Gay Marriages are on hold pending an appeal. A federal appellate court has just issued that stay. Both Idaho Governor Butch Otter and Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden say they need time to appeal and that the U.S. Supreme court is likely to take up the matter.
The four couples who sued to get Idaho’s ban on gay marriage attorney, Deborah Ferguson contend there’s no reason to put the same sex marriages on hold.
Governor Otter said, “I appreciate the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stepping in to ensure Idaho will not have to endure the same kind of chaos and confusion that Utah faced after a similar lower-court decision. Today’s ruling stays the federal magistrate’s order and maintains the status of marriage as defined by the Idaho Constitution – between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, I am proceeding with an aggressive challenge in the appellate court. I’m hopeful for a better outcome, but in any event I am committed to defending our Constitution and the will of Idaho voters.”
The appellate decision voids Judge Dale’s 9 a.m. Friday enforcement order


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