The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry in every state.
Gay marriage is already legal in Oregon, Washington -- and in Idaho. But the ruling still has repercussions in Idaho.
This decision brings the legal efforts of the Idaho governor and the attorney general to an end. They’ve been trying to reinstate Idaho’s voter-passed ban on same-sex marriage ever since a federal court declared it unconstitutional. The governor vowed to continue that fight even after gay marriages began last October.
This Supreme Court ruling this morning doesn’t directly address Idaho, but it does answer the same question, and the justices say states cannot deny same-sex couples the right to marry.