Colorado’s Republican attorney general is following through with his threat to sue the Boulder County clerk for issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
Saying further delays are pointless, gay lawmakers on Thursday called for Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban to be declared unconstitutional and for such a ruling to be effective immediately without further appeals.
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.
Boulder County’s attorney says the clerk will continue issuing marriage licenses to gay couples because failing to do so is a violation of individual’s constitutional rights.
Six gay couples filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn Colorado’s gay marriage ban, adding to an escalating showdown in the state as its Republican attorney general urges Boulder officials to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Six couples are expected to sue Suthers, Gov. John Hickenlooper and area counties’ clerk and recorder offices in federal court on Tuesday to pressure courts to hear their side.
Colorado’s attorney general has ordered the Boulder County clerk to stop issuing gay-marriage licenses by Tuesday.
Emboldened by a ruling against Utah’s gay marriage ban, Boulder County is continuing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.
Authorities say they’ve arrested 17 people in a 10-month investigation of a ring that sold cocaine and methamphetamine in northern Colorado.
The son of U.S. Sen. Mark Udall has pleaded guilty to burglary and breaking into cars in Colorado under a deferred judgment agreement.