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Minister: ‘By power vested by state of Idaho, I now pronounce you wife and wife’

Presbyterian minister Marci Glass performs a wedding ceremony Wednesday morning on the steps of the Ada County Courthouse, declaring,
Presbyterian minister Marci Glass performs a wedding ceremony Wednesday morning on the steps of the Ada County Courthouse, declaring, "By the power vested in me by the state of Idaho, I now pronounce you wife and wife" (Betsy Russell)

Numerous wedding ceremonies were performed on the Ada County Courthouse steps this morning after same-sex couples received their long-awaited marriage licenses. At the close of one of them, as two men were being married by another minister nearby, Presbyterian minister Marci Glass said, "By the power vested in me by the state of Idaho, I now pronounce you wife and wife." The two brides hugged, and the crowd cheered.

A few blocks away at Boise City Hall, acting Mayor Maryanne Jordan officiated inside the council chambers in weddings including those for two of the couples who sued to overturn Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage. A big windstorm has now blown into Boise, pushing festivities inside. 



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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