While Nevada's Governor and Attorney General have given the go-ahead following yesterday's 9th Circuit ruling striking down gay marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada, Idahoans await word from state officials, according to The Statesman:
County Clerk Chris Rich said his staff is ready to issue same-sex marriage licenses as soon as he gets a directive from U.S. District Court or Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden.
“Hopefully, someone will call me and tell me what to do,” Rich said.
Wasden said Tuesday night that his office is reviewing the 9th Circuit actions. “It’s still too early to know fully what the decision and orders mean for Idaho and how the state will proceed,” he said.
Idaho Governor C.L. 'Butch' Otter (pictured) released a statement shortly after the 9th Circuit ruling yesterday:
“Today’s decision by the 9th Circuit is disappointing, but not unexpected. I will carefully evaluate the opinion, along with yesterday’s surprising decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, and talk with legislative leaders and the Attorney General before determining our path forward. The stay on same-sex marriage in Idaho remains in effect until we are directed otherwise by the 9th Circuit.”
Meanwhile, the 9th Circuit has issued its mandate of the ruling.