BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter will not appeal the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal’s most recent decision to lift the state’s ban on gay marriage starting Wednesday.
Otter wrote in a statement released Tuesday that for now, the state has done all it can through the courts to defend traditional marriage in Idaho.
This means same-sex couples may receive marriage licenses in Idaho starting at 9 a.m. Pacific time.
Otter’s announcement comes one day after Idaho attorney general Lawrence Wasden dropped his opposition to the stay. Wasden noted on Monday that his non-opposition doesn’t signify that his office had changed its stance on gay marriage, and said he was still considering other legal options.
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