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US Supreme Court: Same-sex couples can begin getting married in Idaho

US Supreme Court: Same-sex couples can begin getting married in Idaho

At the end of an extraordinary week on the gay marriage front, Idaho on Friday became the latest state in the US where same-sex couples can get married.

The US Supreme Court turned down the state’s request for a reprieve on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples following this week’s ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declaring the state’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

Although the state’s appeal of the Ninth Circuit ruling is still ongoing, they cannot stop marriages from taking place during that process.

That means Idaho is now the 27th state in the US with same-sex marriage. At the beginning of the week, there were 19 states with marriage equality.

Since Monday, the US Supreme Court let the overturning of gay marriage bans stand in Virginia, Oklahoma, Indiana, Utah and Wisconsin then the Nevada and Idaho bans were stuck down by the appeals court.

In addition, Colorado stopped its fight against gay marriage and licenses are now being issued statewide.