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Frustrated county clerk: ‘I don’t think they’re going to be able to stop it’

Bonner County Clerk Ann Dutson-Sater said her county didn't issued any marriage licenses to same-sex couples today; it’s now closed for the three-day weekend, and won’t reopen until Tuesday at 9 a.m. after the Columbus Day holiday. “Our instruction earlier today from Attorney General Wasden was he wanted the counties to wait until further word from him,” Dutson-Sater said. “So we’re on hold.”

She said her office has had “lots of phone calls” about when it will issue licenses. “They’re just waiting,” said.  “They’ll let us know, no matter what time of day or night, so we can be prepared at 9 a.m. on whatever day it is,” or even on a moment’s notice if the word comes mid-day.

“I’d just like to get it going, you know?” Dutson-Sater said. “All this waiting, then, ‘Oh no, hold off for another minute.’ I just want to see it start happening, because it’s going to happen anyway. I don’t think they’re going to be able to stop it.”

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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