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Otter on gay marriage

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter had this to say about the same-sex marriage issue: “It is incumbent upon those of us sworn to uphold and defend our Constitution and to do so based on its content now – not on changing societal values since it was enacted or how any of us would rewrite it today. Therefore, I will, with my partnership with the attorney general, continue to do all I can to uphold my oath and defend our Idaho Constitution.” Lawmakers met the statement with applause. Otter said, “I am hopeful that our recent request for the U.S. Supreme Court to review the issue will be accepted and that we can look forward to an outcome that affirms our Constitution.”

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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