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TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 8:17 A.M.

Idaho Won’t Recognize Gay Marriage

Gay couples from Idaho, and anywhere else in the world, are also now legally allowed to marry in Washington, Dalton said. Marriage licenses for a gay couple can be obtained in all 39 Washington counties, with the same requirements for gay and different gender couples. There is one caveat, though. What happens when out-of-state gay couples take their Washington marriage license home? "The issue is, is that recognized, in that other jurisdiction?" Dalton said. "Unfortunately, same-gender marriage (law) is inconsistent. It's dependent on that other jurisdiction." That's why Washington's new law won't necessarily make a big difference for gay Idaho residents. Unless they're planning to become Washington residents. If gay Idaho couples obtain a Washington marriage license, the marriage won't be recognized for tax purposes back in the Gem State, confirmed Liz Rodosovich, spokeswoman for the Idaho State Tax Commission/Alecia Warren, Press. More here.

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