10th Circuit Court Of Appeals
Supporters of same-sex marriage in Colorado are celebrating their legal victory but also trying to help advance their cause elsewhere.
Gay marriage officially became legal throughout Colorado on Tuesday but, with such unions now on firm legal ground, there was no rush of couples to tie the knot.
Boulder and Denver counties are joining other Colorado counties in issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
Clerks in some of Colorado’s largest counties are waiting for final court orders before issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
Monday’s hearing in federal appeals court in California on whether states should be allowed to ban same-sex marriage follows a similar case federal judges in Denver considered this summer.
Gay marriage isn’t coming to Colorado yet.
A federal appeals court ruling Friday that Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional spurred celebration among gay rights activists but sparked sharp anger among Republican leaders in a conservative state that prides itself on being the buckle of the nation’s Bible Belt.
Gay newlyweds in Colorado are now looking to the courts, both state and federal, for clues about the legality of their recent nuptials.
Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican Attorney General John Suthers asked a federal court Wednesday to issue an injunction declaring Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
Sharp questioning Thursday by a divided panel of appellate judges considering Utah’s ban on gay marriages showed that, while same-sex marriage has had a remarkable winning streak lately, its legal status remains uncertain.