Idaho Gov. Butch Otter Throws In The Towel On Same-Sex Marriage

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter Throws In The Towel On Same-Sex Marriage

Gov. Butch Otter has issued a statement acknowledging his state has run out of options and same-sex marriage will begin in Idaho beginning tomorrow morning at 10AM MDT.

“The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has issued its mandate for enforcement of decisions overturning the Idaho Constitution’s prohibition on same-sex marriage effective at 10 a.m. MDT, 9 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, October 15.

“I continue to believe that the federal courts are mistaken in abandoning the sanctity of traditional marriage and in undermining the will of Idaho voters and each state’s right to define marriage. But we are civil society that respects the rule of law. We have done all we can through the courts for now to defend traditional marriage in Idaho.”

You’ll note the use of “for now” in that last sentence.

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s spokesman, Todd Dvorak, told BuzzFeed News, “Attorney General [Wasden] currently has no plans for filing any legal challenge today or tomorrow.”