(BOISE, ID) – Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s voter-approved marriage amendment. In November, four lesbian couples filed a lawsuit against Gov. Butch Otter alleging that Idaho’s marriage laws are discriminatory and violate the 5th and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Wasden contends that the Supreme Court has not defined same-sex marriage as a fundamental right and that a recent ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act still allows states to define marriage as they see fit.
Heather Long, CNN
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