HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) – 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.
A day after the U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal of same-sex marriages county clerks around Colorado are now issuing licenses to gay couples.
Douglas County tweeted out that it would offer licenses early Tuesday morning. The county’s Department of Motor Vehicles was quiet and officials told CBS4 that so far they have zero applications.
As of noon on Tuesday there were only two application in Arapahoe County.
“There are no remaining legal requirements that prevent same-sex couples from legally marrying in Colorado,” Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said in a statement. “Beginning today, Colorado’s 64 county clerks are legally required to issue licenses to same-sex couples who request them.”
Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision made Colorado one of now 30 states that either currently or will soon allow same-sex marriage.
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