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October 14, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Idaho governor won’t appeal; ban on gay marriage ends Wednesday

The Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho  — Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter will not appeal the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal’s most recent decision to lift the state’s ban on gay marriage starting Wednesday.

Otter wrote in a statement released Tuesday that for now, the state has done all it can through the courts to defend traditional marriage in Idaho.

This means same-sex couples may receive marriage licenses in Idaho starting at 9 a.m. Pacific time.

Otter’s announcement comes one day after Idaho attorney general Lawrence Wasden dropped his opposition to the stay. Wasden noted on Monday that his non-opposition doesn’t signify that his office had changed its stance on gay marriage, and said he was still considering other legal options.

Comments | Topics: 9th Circuit, Supreme Court

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