Would-Be Idaho Legislator Joins Same-Sex Marriage Opponents at North Idaho Rally

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Eric Redman isn't the first politician to defend Idaho's ban on same-sex marriages. He's just the latest one.

Redman, who defeated incumbent Idaho House Rep. Ed Morse in the May GOP primary and is running unopposed to represent northern and eastern Kootenai County in legislative district No. 2, stood alongside other same-sex marriage opponents Friday night during a rally outside a Coeur d'Alene bookstore.

This morning's Coeur d'Alene Press reports that the event was organized by former Rep. Ron Vieselmeyer, who served one term in the Idaho House from 1988-1990.

"Win or lose, according to the dictates of the legal system, we're always going to win this because we serve the supreme judge of the universe," said Vieselmeyer outside the Sower Bible Bookstore Friday evening.

Meanwhile, the Press reports that a lone protester stood across the street from the rally, "holding a sign encouraging love over hate."