Idaho Same-Sex Couple Secures Marriage License in Twin Falls


Yes, a same-sex couple in Idaho has secured a marriage license.

This morning's Twin Falls Times-News reports that Don Moline and Clint Newlan walked into the Twin Falls County Clerk's office on Oct. 8 and their application to get married was promptly processed and certified. It turns out that the the stay issued from U.S. Supreme Justice Anthony Kennedy, sidelining the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, hadn't yet reached the Twin Falls courthouse. The Times-News reports that the license for Moline and Newlan was issued "mere minutes" before the news was relayed to the office.

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is expected to file a motion Thursday, asking for a so-called "en banc" hearing with the full panel of 11 judges from the 9th Circuit to re-consider the ruling which has struck down Idaho's ban on same-sex marriages.

Moline and Newlan told the Times-News that the latest stay was a temporary delay of their wedding vows and were very happy to secure the license.