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IDAHO: Gov. Butch Otter Keeps Trying

Via Boise's NBC affiliate:
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter wants to file additional arguments in his attempt to have an 11-judge panel review the three-judge ruling that overturned Idaho's gay marriage ban. Otter argued in a motion filed Wednesday with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that another reply is needed because a separate federal court has since upheld same-sex marriage bans in other states. He added that the analysis in that case defending marriage between one-man and one-woman should also be included because the Idaho plaintiffs, the four lesbian couples who filed the original lawsuit nearly a year ago, claim fears of redefining marriage are unsubstantiated.
Several other states are also flailing about to keep their appeals active in the hopes of a SCOTUS ruling that would allow them to undo same-sex marriage.

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