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Colorado will pick a new attorney general for the first time in 10 years – and nothing shows the distinction between the candidates like the legal journey of gay marriage in the state.
The federal government will recognize same-sex marriages in seven more states, including Colorado, and extend federal benefits to those couples, the Justice Department said Friday.
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.
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.
As Colorado moves forward with granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples, reaction is spreading on Twitter.
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.
Speaking at a Christian school outside Denver Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said the separation of church and state is the most foundational freedom in the United States.
Attorneys for the Montana Department of Justice asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to reject a Colorado man’s petition to be declared unfit to stand trial in the oil-patch murder of a high school math teacher.
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.