Idaho is About to Throw $1 Million Away Defending the State’s Gay Marriage Ban

OtterThe Idaho Legislature's Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee has approved a $1 million budget request to defend the state's gay marriage ban, KTVB reports:

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that the committee endorsed a request by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter (pictured) to transfer the money from the general fund to the Constitutional Defense Fund in anticipation of a legal fight.

If there is a trial at all.

Earlier this month, four couples who filed suit in Idaho in November requested that the federal judge overseeing the lawsuit strike down the ban without a trial, saying the overwhelming rulings in other parts of the country make it clear that Idaho's ban violates the Constitution.

What a waste. To think the state could actually be making money with marriage equality. Taxpayers should be outraged.


  1. Mags says

    If you give that million dollars, I can not only defend your “cause” and getting the SAME-EXACT result ( a resound UNCONSTITUTIONAL), but I will also use some of that million dollars to help kids with Autism, and buy myself some KICKASS shoes in the process.

    A win-win! Trust me.

  2. terry says

    outrage? Idahoans are dimmer than your average Texan. Between the morons, oops i mean mormons, and the survivalists the IQ isn’t within ten points of three digits.

  3. disgusted american says

    Hey Idahoans – you have any unemployed who benefits have run out? Homeless? drying up food pantrys?? lol – Im sure You LOVE the GOP priorities

  4. Fester says

    The gay marriage bans are turning out to be Full Employment for Lawyers Acts.

    Butch Otter sounds like a name for somebody who’d be popular in Provincetown.

  5. Bernie says

    and the equally “brilliant’ Republican governor Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania is spending millions to “defend” his stance on marriage equality….a total waste of time, money, resources………

  6. Just_a_guy says

    The Idaho governor is neither butch nor an otter. He appears to be a mincing bigot.

    Who in Idaho sits idly by while $1,000,000 gets hoisted down the shoot to the governor’s fellow anti-gay cronies—with zero chance of an impact. Even if they win (they won’t), winning for them would harm the state and the nation. These bigots just don’t get it.

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