PODCAST: Same Sex Marriage Ruling and States’ Rights

The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling today legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states.

Idaho Governor Butch Otter is among those concerned about what the ruling means for states’ rights. He issued the following statement.

“Today’s decision is truly disappointing for states, including Idaho, where the people chose to define marriage for themselves as between one man and one woman.

“I have maintained from the very beginning that it should be the prerogative of the states – not the courts – to determine whether same-sex marriage is consistent with the values, character, and moral fabric of that particular state. That is why it was especially troubling that the Court treated the 10th Amendment as a footnote, instead of the guiding principle our founding fathers intended.”

On that issue of the rights of states, here is University of Idaho Law Professor Shaakirrah Sanders:

Copyright 2015 Idaho Public Radio

Posted June 26, 2015


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