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Latah County has now issued 3 marriage licenses to same-sex couples, 3 more waiting…

Latah County has now issued three marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and three more are waiting; the clerk’s office there closes in 11 minutes. “I think there’s going to be six when we finish,” said county Clerk Susan Petersen. She said she believes Latah is the only county that decided to issue licenses this afternoon.

“We were given a directive to wait for the written mandate from the 9th Circuit and to keep in contact with our prosecuting attorneys,” she said, “and our prosecuting attorney’s office gave me the opinion that I needed to proceed with the marriage licenses.” She said her office attracted a crowd this afternoon, and she described the mood among the crowd as “very jubilant.”

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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