|Governor Butch Otter|
I see this photo floating around that has given Governor Otter a bit of color. Although it was a far different time in our history, I like to think Governor Steunenberg would have been on the right side of this issue as he was in regards to Women Suffrage in Idaho in the late 1800's/early 1900's, which also elicited very strong points of view―with suffragettes ridiculed, spat upon and even jailed because of their advocacy for voting rights. Although Governor Otter may not welcome the rainbow in regards to marriage equality, I would hope that if my great grandfather were governor today that he would view it favorably―despite the likely objections from many others in Idaho as were also voiced in regards to voting rights for women in his day.
|Gov. Steunenberg in rainbow color.|
Also in the Spokesman Review 6/3/1900: Woman Suffrage In Idaho