A Boulder County clerk who has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of Colorado’s gay-marriage ban can continue, a judge ruled Thursday.
Some of the 100 gay couples who have marriage licenses from Boulder County testified in court where the battle over gay marriage is playing out. Colorado’s attorney general is suing Boulder County’s clerk, ordering them to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
A Colorado judge on Wednesday struck down the state’s gay marriage ban, making him the 16th judge to invalidate a state’s prohibition on same-sex marriages in the past year.
The battle over gay marriage continues in a Boulder courtroom. Colorado’s attorney general is suing Boulder County’s clerk, ordering them to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
Nearly 40 years ago, a newly elected, miniskirt-wearing feminist in Colorado stumbled into history when a gay couple denied a marriage license sought her help instead.
Social issues and the weather found center stage in the first half of 2014 in Colorado, with legal pot and not-so-legal gay marriage claiming the headlines.
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.