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Paulette Jordan on Families & Children

 

 


Marriage equality should not be limited by state boundaries

Q: If elected, would you challenge the Supreme Court's decision on the ability of states to define marriage?

The issue: Otter took his battle to defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Their rulings legalized gay marriage in Idaho months before the U.S. Supreme Court did the same in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Jordan: "As governor, I would not challenge the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality. Marriage is a fundamental right for all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation or geographic location. No one's home state should preclude them from accessing the same rights and freedoms as their fellow citizens in a neighboring state."

Lt. Gov. Brad Little: "While serving in the Senate, I voted to adopt the language defining marriage in the Idaho Constitution. It is the role of the governor to defend our constitution and laws, and I will look for every opportunity to do so."

Source: Idaho Statesman on 2018 Idaho Gubernatorial debate , Feb 25, 2018

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