Attorney General Appeals Issuance of Boulder County Gay Marriage Licenses

SUTHERSColorado Attorney General John Suthers is asking the state court of appeals to overturn a ruling that allowed the Boulder County clerk to continue issuing same-sex marriage licenses.  On July 10th, Boulder District Court Judge Andrew Hartman rejected a request by the state to stop clerk Hillary Hall from issuing such licenses. Suthers filed his appeal yesterday.  On June 25th, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver upheld a lower court’s ruling that struck down Utah’s gay marriage ban. It becomes law in the six states covered by the 10th Circuit, including Colorado. But the panel put the ruling on hold pending an appeal.  Pueblo County’s clerk stopped issuing such licenses yesterday, and the state Supreme Court ordered the Denver County clerk on Friday to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.

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