May 16, 2014 | Posted in:Issues, Press Releases

May 13, 2014
Contact: Emily Walton, campaign manager
Phone: 208-571-4592

John McCrostie Releases Statement About Idaho’s Gay Marriage Ruling

BOISE, Idaho – John McCrostie, a Democratic legislative candidate in district 16 issued a statement today regarding the ruling on gay marriage in Idaho.

“As Idaho’s only openly gay Democratic candidate, I am thrilled to hear that our state’s gay marriage ban was overturned by Judge Dale this afternoon. My husband and I were married in Hawaii last December. While our marriage is recognized in 17 other states, adding Idaho to that list holds a great deal of personal meaning. All Idahoans deserve equal rights, and marriage is one of those rights.”

Endorsements for McCrostie include Garden City Councilperson and former District 16 State Representative Elfreda Higgins, Boise City Council President Maryanne Jordan, former Ada County Clerk Dave Navarro, State Representatives John Gannon and Donna Pence, former State Senators Nicole LeFavour, Diane Bilyeu and lieutenant governor candidate and former State Senator Bert Marley as well as former Idaho Human Rights Commission director Marilyn Shuler.

More information about McCrostie can be found on his website,