Court stops Boulder from issuing gay marriage licenses

KUSA - Boulder County has stopped issuing gay marriage licenses after a Colorado State Supreme Court decision Tuesday.

In a motion filed Sunday, Attorney General John Suthers asked the court to force the Boulder County clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. He argued that she was causing Coloradans to lose faith in their government.

Suthers acknowledged that a federal judge last week declared unconstitutional the state's ban on same-sex marriage, but said the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately needs to decide.

Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall in June began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a different federal court ruled Utah's ban unconstitutional.

Hall's staff has issued more than 195 marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


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