February 19, 2004

Same Sex Marriage

Marcia Franklin and guests discuss a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Idaho. That measure, HJR9, passed the Idaho House of Representatives with the necessary two thirds vote, and now heads to a Senate committee. If the committee and the Senate approve the measure, it will be on the November ballot.

Opponents of the measure say a ban on same-sex marriage is already codified in Idaho law. Proponents, however, say a recent ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Court striking down a ban on same sex marriages indicates the need for an actual constitutional amendment, not just a statute.