Gay marriage officially became legal throughout Colorado on Tuesday but, with such unions now on firm legal ground, there was no rush of couples to tie the knot.
County clerks around the state on Tuesday joined Pueblo in handing out marriage licenses for same-sex couples after the state Supreme Court lifted a stay.
Boulder and Denver counties are joining other Colorado counties in issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
Clerks in some of Colorado’s largest counties are waiting for final court orders before issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
Gay couples in Colorado will soon be able to get married in every county after Attorney General John Suthers posted a tweet saying once the legal formalities are complete same sex marriage will be legal in Colorado.
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.