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Reaction To Idaho’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) The issue of same-sex marriage is a dynamic one in Idaho this week.
Tuesday a federal judge overturned the ban on gay marriage.
Wednesday Governor "Butch" Otter requested an emergency hearing and now the Governor's Office and the Idaho Attorney General's Office have filed a motion with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
Judge Dale says there's no reason to keep these couples from marrying on Friday.
Trista Wakley and Quana Plank plan to get their marriage license at Twin Falls County West Friday morning.
They met at Wakley's work and have been a couple for a year and a half, parents to five children.
They want to have another child together, so Plank can adopt the baby when it's born.
Their main goal is to have the same benefits as other couples.
"Medical wise, I have MS, so now she can make decisions, too, and that's a big, big, thing for us," Plank explains.
Their friends, Dusti Farson and Rebecca Seitzinger are also planning to tie the knot Friday.
"A piece of paper doesn't really mean much. We love each other regardless of marriage, and we were planning on going to Washington and tying the knot up there and then coming back home," Farson says.
On Thursday, county clerks statewide will participate in a webinar. They will discuss whether they need to change applications or license forms in order to be in compliance with the judge's ruling.
Twin Falls County Clerk Kristina Glascock has also received a lot of phone calls about the procedure to gain a marriage license.
"I've asked they schedule an appointment to come in, so we can give them the proper service and the time to do the application and the license," she explains.
A license not only symbolic of their union, but their rights.
There's a Facebook page called "Party at the Ada County Courthouse for Marriage Equality."
Organizers of the page have invited more than two thousand guests.
Some have even offered to pay for a marriage license for a same-sex couple.
This event will take place Friday at 9 a.m.