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County clerks prepare to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Idaho county clerks say they’re prepared to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples when county  courthouses open on Wednesday. Boundary County Clerk Glenda Poston told The Spokesman-Review she received an email from the Idaho Association of Counties at 6:30 p.m. that said, “Each county clerk must be ready to issue marriage licenses when the courthouse opens for business on Wednesday Oct. 8.” The email said the association had consulted with the Idaho attorney general, Poston said.

“We’ll be ready to go,” she said. Poston said if a same-sex couple requests a license, she will issue one, though changes may have to be made on forms to terms like ‘bride’ and ‘groom.’  “If the verbiage isn’t there and we have to make a strike-through, we will,” Poston told S-R reporter Nina Culver.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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