Same-sex couples may soon have the right to get married by Elvis impersonators.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada. The three-judge court voted unanimously.
Fearing a tourism boycott from the LGBT community, officials in Nevada previously said they will not appeal a ruling on their marriage law. The state already had domestic partnerships.
Idaho is more likely to ask for a stay and appeal the decision.
If the 11 states affected by yesterday’s Supreme Court decision not to hear five appeals all begin issuing licenses as well as today’s two states, the count will be 32 state + the District of Columbia with marriage equality to 18 states without. Texas, a “without” state, is becoming part of a very exclusive club that includes only Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alaska, North and South Dakota, Arizona, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska and Montana.