Idaho Governor Tries and Fails to Fight Marriage Equality
Idaho judge denies Idaho governor’s request to stay her decision to grant gays and lesbians the right to marry
An Idaho judge struck down the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage May 13. The state’s governer, Butch Otter, asked for a stay May 14, which was promptly denied. Here’s the screenshot of that official decision, which can be translated into non-legalese as “suck it.” Same-sex marriage licenses will start being issued Friday, May 16. The governor’s request for a stay will go to the 9th circuit, as reported by Chris Geidner, legal editor, BuzzFeed.
In Idaho, an appeal of the judge’s denial of the stay request will go to the 9th Circuit.
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) May 14, 2014