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Gay Couples Face a Mixed Geography of Marriage

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The New York Times
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February 27, 2013
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The border with Washington State is just two miles from the home that Henry D. Johnston and his partner, Alex Irwin, own here in western Idaho, but for a gay couple it might as well be a thousand. Over there, just a brisk morning’s walk away, same-sex marriage was approved by a majority of statewide voters last fall; over here, the Idaho Constitution, through an amendment passed by voters in 2006, says that even a civil union granted elsewhere has no validity. “Set your clock back,” Mr. Johnston said of his daily commute home from a job in Pullman, Wash.