Federal Magistrate Judge Strikes Down Idaho Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Another victory!

A federal judge in Idaho has joined in the chorus of judges to find that state laws banning same-sex couples from marrying are unconstitutional.

In the Tuesday ruling, U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Wagahoff Dale said Idaho’s ban “den[ies] its gay and lesbian citizens the fundamental right to marry and relegate their families to a stigmatized, second-class status without sufficient reason for doing so. These laws do not withstand any applicable level of constitutional scrutiny.”

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