First Six Same Sex Marriages in Idaho Ruled Invalid
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials have ruled invalid the first six same-sex marriage licenses issued in the state.
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 that Latah County issued the licenses that day while other Idaho counties waited for clarification from the Idaho attorney general's office.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals didn't end the stay until Oct. 15.