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Gay Marriage License Showdown in Boulder Could Be Resolved Wednesday

Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
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Michelle and Wendy Alfredsen with their son Oliver look over their marriage license at the Boulder County Clerk and Recorders Office, Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Michelle and Wendy Alfredsen with their son Oliver look over their marriage license at the Boulder County Clerk and Recorders Office, Wednesday, June 25, 2014  (Source:AP Photo Paul Aiken The Daily Camera)

BOULDER, Colo. - A showdown over gay marriage licenses in Colorado could be resolved Wednesday.

Republican Attorney General John Suthers is suing the Boulder County clerk for ignoring a federal court stay on a recent gay marriage ruling and issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Suthers say the licenses are invalid because marriage must be between a man and a woman.

Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall says she is justified by a ruling last month by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Utah isn’t permitted to ban marriage based on gender. The court stayed its own ruling pending an appeal.

Hall has ignored the stay and issued more than 100 same-sex licenses. Suthers says her actions have created "legal chaos."

Boulder County District Judge Andrew Hartman is hearing Suthers’ lawsuit Wednesday morning.

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  • Jonathan Willner, 2014-07-09 19:39:59

    In 30 states LGBT people still have no housing or employment rights. Gay rights is not all about gay marriage.


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