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.
More gay couples obtained marriage licenses at the Boulder County clerk’s office on Thursday, despite the legal uncertainty hanging over same-sex marriage in Colorado.
The buffer zone will remain in effect at abortion clinics across Colorado after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 35-foot buffer zone at clinics in Massachusetts.
A Boulder County clerk began issuing same-sex marriage licenses after a federal appeals court ruled that states cannot prevent gay couples from getting married.
Nine same-sex couples challenging Colorado’s gay marriage ban are thrilled by a federal appeals court’s ruling that a similar ban in Utah is unconstitutional.