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Idaho House panel backs federal judge impeachment resolution

Idaho House panel backs federal judge impeachment resolution
Idaho Statehouse in Boise. Photo:
Idaho Statehouse in Boise.
Idaho Statehouse in Boise.

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Republican lawmakers upset with federal judges overturning same-sex marriage bans across the country are pushing Congress to impeach judges who rule in favor of marriage equality.

The House State Affairs Committee endorsed the non-binding resolution Tuesday. It now goes to the House floor for a full vote.

Republican Rep. Paul Shepherd of Riggins, who’s backing the resolution, says recent rulings ending bans on same-sex marriage show that federal judges are adjudicating against the intent of the U.S. Constitution.

Idaho’s gay marriage ban – passed in 2006 – was overturned on Oct. 15.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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