What's Next with Same-sex Marriage?

Reported by: Deanne Coffin
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Updated: 5/14 7:08 pm
 Many are taking a closer look today at the opinion issued by a federal judge on Idaho's same sex marriage ban including local attorney Rick Hearn.

"It is precisely because the issue raised by this case touches the heart of what makes individuals what they are, that we should be especially sensitive to the rights of those whose choices upset the majority,” Attorney Rick Hearn read from Judge Dale’s opinion.

Hearn says even though the majority of Idaho does not agree with same sex marriage, Judge Dale found that it violates  the constitutional right of those who want to get married to anyone they want to, because it is an individual right.

"Judge Dale found that we all have the right to marry who we please, regardless of whether we are black, white, gay, heterosexual.  We all have the same right.  The right isn't just for heterosexuals or just for homosexuals,” says Hearn.

Judge Dale says the state must start issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples Friday May 16th.

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