Judge refuses to stay Idaho same-sex marriages

I forgot about Idaho today! Another stay denied. 

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal magistrate judge on Wednesday rejected a request from Idaho’s governor to put same-sex weddings on hold while he appeals her ruling from a day earlier that struck down the state’s same-sex marriage ban. U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale wrote that the appeal is unlikely to succeed so there’s no reason to keep the state from granting marriage licenses to gay couples starting Friday.

Dale noted : “Nor does the public interest favor preserving a status quo that deprives individuals of their constitutional rights,” Dale wrote. “The court finds a stay pending appeal is not warranted.”

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says he is going to file an emergency motion with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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