Marriage Equality Update

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Several readers are pointing to the news out of Idaho:

A mid-level federal judge has ruled that Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Chief Magistrate Judge Candy Dale has ordered the state to allow same-sex couples to marry in Idaho and to recognize the marriage of couples who wed in other states. The court’s order takes effect at 9 a.m. Friday, meaning the state must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples starting that morning. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter already has said he intends to appeal the case, meaning an appellate court could still put the weddings on hold.

On that note:

Has anybody commented yet on the curious situation in Idaho where “Butch Otter opposes gay marriage”?

Another reader sends the above video of the plaintiffs’ press conference:

Go to the 15 minute mark and watch the next two minutes as two of the plaintiffs in the Idaho marriage case explain with great emotion why marriage matters to them – and to their son.