34 gay couples issued marriage licenses in Boulder Co.

BOULDER - Boulder County is issued more same-sex marriage licenses Thursday after a federal appeals court ruled against Utah's same-sex marriage ban.

The county issued two marriage licenses to gay couples Wednesday and doled out 32 on Thursday. Couples were lined up when the office opened its doors.

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers says the Boulder licenses aren't valid both because the ruling has been placed on hold and because a Colorado state ban remains in place.

While he contemplates court action, he also wants to speed the gay marriage issue to the Supreme Court:

"Until the Supreme Court decides, we do not have same-sex marriage in Colorado. We're looking at a variety of options, and that's all I'm going to say about it," Suthers said.

County clerk Hillary Hall said she'll issue licenses unless a court tells her otherwise.

Boulder County was among the first to issue same-sex marriage licenses nearly 40 years ago. Six couples were issued licenses and married in 1975 before the state attorney general intervened.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation with The Associated Press)


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