Gay couples will be able to wed in Colorado soon once legal formalities are cleared after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals from several states seeking to ban same-sex marriage.
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.
Thirty-two states that either allow gay marriage or have banned it asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to settle the issue once and for all.
Gay marriage isn’t coming to Colorado yet.
Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state’s attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday.
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is trying again to stop Boulder’s clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
The Colorado Court of Appeals has denied state Attorney General John Suthers’ request to stop Boulder’s clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional on Wednesday, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state until next month to seek an appeal.
A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
A state judge has again refused to stop Boulder’s clerk from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.