Idaho Governor, Attorney General Appeal To Supreme Court To Reinstate Gay Marriage Ban
[su_right_ad]Idaho Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter says Idahoans believe marriage is between a man and a woman and they should have the right to made that the law.
A ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in October struck down gay marriage bans in both Idaho and Nevada, paving the way for same-sex weddings that have since taken place in the two socially conservative Western states.
In his petition, Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter said it was time for the nation’s top court to resolve “Whether the federal constitution prohibits a state from maintaining the traditional understanding and definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.”
Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden argued in a separate petition that conflicting lower court decisions about whether the federal constitution requires states to sanction gay marriage constituted unequal treatment of states, granting some the right to define civil marriage and denying it to others.
In its October ruling, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that gay marriage bans violate the Constitution.[su_csky_ad]
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