Couples gathered at courthouses around the state early Wednesday. They were acting on a decision from the San Francisco-based appeals court the night before that essentially green-lighted the issuance of marriage licenses to gay couples.
In Boise, the Ada County courthouse opened at 8 o’clock. Enthusiastic couples streamed inside. But by the time they’d reached the Clerk of Court’s office, things had changed. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy stepped in and issued a stay on the circuit court’s ruling. Gay couples were turned away.