Idaho Couples Ask Supreme Court to Allow Same-Sex Marriage
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four Idaho couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow same-sex weddings to begin in accordance with a lower court's ruling earlier this week.
Attorneys for the couples filed the opposition to an emergency stay with the high court Wednesday afternoon. In the document, they said that there was no reason for the Supreme Court to consider the matter because it already ruled in favor of allowing same-sex marriages in similar cases involving five other states.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco declared same-sex marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada illegal on Tuesday. Hours later, Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter asked the U.S. Supreme Court for an emergency stay putting the lower court's ruling on hold.