US: Colorado Attorney General asks state Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is asking the state Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages Share on WhatsApp 3 reader comments

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has asked the Colorado Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages in the state until they rule on his appeal of a lower court’s ruling that found Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

District Judge C. Scott Crabtree overturned Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban last week, but immediately put his own ruling on hold until it is backed-up by a court with greater authority. 

A judge also ruled last week in a lawsuit Suthers brought against Hillary Hall, a rouge Boulder county clerk who has been issuing same-sex marriage licenses, that Hall had the right to issue the licenses for the time being.

In response to these rulings, Suthers is asking the state Supreme Court to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses until they review Crabtree’s ruling, which would help decide whether to lift Crabtree’s self-imposed hold on his own decision.

After asking the state Supreme Court to rule, Suther’s said:

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US: More Colorado counties follow lead of clerk given green light for same-sex marriages

At least two new counties said they would begin issuing licences to same-sex couples Get the latest LGBT headlines in your inbox with our free daily newsletter! Join Share on WhatsApp 0 reader comments

At least two more counties in the US state of Colorado have announced that they will soon begin marrying same-sex couples, after a judge ruled in favour of a clerk who had defied instructions to allow gay couples to marry.

Colorado’s Boulder county clerk Hillary Hall can continue issuing same-sex marriage licenses in the state, a judge ruled on Thursday.

Boulder County judge Andrew Hartman ruled that Hall can continue issuing licenses, stating that although same-sex marriage is illegal in Colorado, Hall is not harming anyone with her actions.

The motion against Hall was filed by Republican Attorney General John Suthers, who claimed her 

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Judge Rules Colorado Clerk Can Continue Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses

A Boulder County clerk who has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of Colorado’s gay-marriage ban can continue, a judge ruled Thursday.

Boulder County Judge Andrew Hartman decided county clerk Hillary Hall can ignore a federal stay on a ruling from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver that states cannot set gender requirements for marriage.

The judge said gay marriage is still technically illegal in Colorado but that Hall’s behavior was not harming anyone. But he said all who receive a license should be warned that they could still be invalid if a judge finds after trial that Hall didn’t have the authority to issue them.

Hartman also noted that every judge

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US: Colorado judge rules in favour of gay marriage, immediately issues stay

Judge Crabtree’s ruling came in Adams County, Wednesday. Get the latest LGBT headlines in your inbox with our free daily newsletter! Join Topics equal marriagesame sex marriageDOMAColoradoattorney generalstaymarriage banBoulder Countyjudge c scott crabtree Share on WhatsApp 0 reader comments

A judge in Colorado has overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage, only to put his own judgement on hold until it is backed-up by a court with greater authority.

Adams County District Judge C. Scott Crabtree ruled on Wednesday that the state’s gay marriage ban was unconstitutional. He wrote: “The court holds that the marriage bans violate plaintiffs’ due process and equal protection guarantees under the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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US: Colorado county clerk can continue issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Hillary Hall, a Colorado county clerk, can continue issuing same-sex marriage licenses (Image: AP) Share on WhatsApp 0 reader comments

Colorado county clerk Hillary Hall can continue issuing same-sex marriage licenses in the state, a judge ruled Thursday.

Boulder County judge Andrew Hartman ruled that Hall can continue issuing licenses, stating that although same-sex marriage is illegal in Colorado, Hall is not harming anyone with her actions.

Republican Attorney General John Suthers filed the motion on 3 July aiming to stop Hall from issuing licenses, stating that Hall would cause people to suffer

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US: Colorado Attorney General sues clerk for performing same-sex marriages

Republican John Suthers has launched legal action againt the clerk Share on WhatsApp 3 reader comments

Colorado’s Attorney General has launched legal action against a clerk who is performing same-sex marriages in defiance of the state’s legal ban.

Hillary Hall, a rogue county clerk in Boulder County, Colorado, has married over 34 same-sex couples

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US: Colorado officials ask court to declare same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Attorney General John Suthers requested an injunction declaring Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional Share on WhatsApp 1 reader comment

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican Attorney General John Suthers asked a federal court Wednesday to issue an injunction declaring Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

The injunction would suspend contentious litigation until a ruling was made on the matter by the US Supreme Court, as long as no further action was taken.

This request comes on the heels of last week’s 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that Utah same-sex couples have the right to marry.

However, despite the ruling, Colorado’s Amendment 43

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