Circuit Court puts Idaho same-sex marriages on hold

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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today put same-sex weddings in Idaho on hold while it considers a request for a longer stay while the governor and attorney general appeal the case.

The state’s gay marriage ban was overturned Tuesday when U.S. District Judge Candy Dale said the law unconstitutionally denied gay and lesbian residents their fundamental right to marry. Dale had said Idaho must begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples starting Friday morning.

But The four couples who sued to get Idaho’s ban overturned had asked the court to allow the weddings to begin.

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