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With Supreme Court ruling, all eyes now on 9th Circuit…

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court confirms that there is no good reason to further delay allowing all Idaho families to enjoy the dignity, security, and protection that marriage provides,” Shannon Minter, legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, said of today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling lifting the stay on same-sex marriage in Idaho. “We hope that the Ninth Circuit will act quickly to make its decision effective so that all Idahoans will have the freedom to marry as soon as possible.”

Minter said the Supreme Court’s decision allows the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to enter an order allowing its decision in Idaho’s case to take effect. The 9th Circuit already issued such an order on Tuesday evening, but it recalled it the next day after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy issued his stay. So now all eyes are on the 9th Circuit…

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden held a “webinar” with county clerks across the state earlier today to discuss the issue. “But it was before this decision came down,” said Wasden’s press secretary, Todd Dvorak. “They had a lot of questions about procedure and where we’re at and what to do.”

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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