Idaho Judge Overrules Gay Marraige Ban
A federal judge issued an injunction that will block enforcement of Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Magistrate Candy Dale issued a memorandum decision and order Tuesday afternoon in the case of four same-sex couples who challenged the constitutionality of Idaho’s marriage laws, which voters approved in 2006.
Governor Otter will challenge the ruling. In a statement Gov. Otter said the issue is destined for the Supreme Court. In her decision, Judge Dale said the state's ban on same-sex marriage violates the 14th amendment on two fronts: That no state can have laws that deprive life, liberty, or property without due process of law, and that no state can deny its citizens equal protection under the law.