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.
Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state’s request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter.
The Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder halted issuance of same-sex marriage licenses on Monday.
Colorado’s Supreme Court is ordering an end to gay marriages while the state’s ban against the unions remains in place.
A federal judge says he will decide by July 25 whether to order Colorado to immediately allow gay couples to marry.
Another round of legal wrangling over the future of gay marriage in Colorado is scheduled Tuesday in Denver, this time in federal court.
Colorado’s Republican attorney general said Monday that it’s only a matter of time until gay marriage is legal in his state, but he’ll continue to defend his state’s ban on the practice all the way to the state Supreme Court.
A judge on Monday refused to stop a Denver clerk from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex, despite a still-active ban against the practice.
Gay newlyweds in Colorado are now looking to the courts, both state and federal, for clues about the legality of their recent nuptials.