Idaho Gov. Butch Otter tells the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that its ruling in favor of marriage equality could cause significant harms, “especially [to] the children of heterosexuals.” [Update: Alaska’s attorney general asks for the 9th Circuit to consider its appeal of his state’s marriage ruling as well.]
“We have done all we can through the courts for now to defend traditional marriage in Idaho,” Governor Butch Otter says.
After a Friday ruling from the Supreme Court denying Idaho’s request to put the marriage ruling on hold, the governor continues to fight — but the attorney general takes a different approach. [Update: Marriages to start Wednesday, 9th Circuit rules.]
A fourth federal appeals court to reach the same conclusion. [Update: Nevada state officials say the state will not appeal the matter further, and Clark County officials in the state have said marriages will begin there Wednesday afternoon.]
Idaho will become the seventh state to allowed concealed weapons on campuses, despite opposition from the state’s eight college and university presidents.