Idaho and North Carolina are latest states to allow gay marriage

Sharene and Lori Watsen appear with lawyers and fellow plaintiffs that sued the state over a gay marriage ban hold a press conference outside of the James A. McClure Federal Building and US Courthouse in BoiseBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – County clerks in Idaho and North Carolina began issuing their states’ first marriage licenses to gay couples on Friday after court actions that capped a week of victories for supporters of same-sex matrimony in America. The move came as barriers to gay marriage fell state by state this week and followed days of back-and-forth federal court actions that could soon see legal weddings for same-sex couples extended to 35 states. The U.S. …

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