First Gay Marriages In Idaho Deemed Invalid
(AP) -The Lewiston Tribune reports, officials have ruled invalid the first six same-sex marriage licenses issued in Idaho.
The Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics determined the couples received the licenses before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a stay blocking same-sex marriage in Idaho.
The rapidly unfolding events on Oct. 10 began when the U.S. Supreme Court denied appeals from five states seeking to retain their bans on same-sex marriage.
The Lewiston Tribune reports in a story on Thursday that Latah County issued the licenses that day while other Idaho counties waited for clarification from the Idaho attorney general's office.
The attorney general said a final order was needed from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The appeals court didn't end the stay until Oct. 15.