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Jun 25, 2014 6:18 PM

Boulder County issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Update: The Attorney General made a statement regarding Boulder County issuing same-sex marriage licences:

"Colorado's constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriages remains in effect. Today's decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals was stayed by the Court and has not gone into effect even in Utah, let alone in Colorado. Any marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples in Colorado before a final court resolution of the issue are invalid.

As Colorado Attorney General J.D. MacFarlane opined in 1975 when the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder issued same-sex marriage licenses, ‘the issuance of a license under such circumstances is useless and an official act of no validity and may mislead the recipients of the license and the general public.'"

BOULDER COUNTY - After a court ruling striking down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage, Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall began issuing same-sex marriage licenses to Coloradoans.  Hall began issuing the licenses shortly after the ruling was announced, and continued until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.  Hall's office will resume issuing the licenses Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m.  

Hall says that the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decisions are binding in the State of Colorado, and that the precedent established in striking down the Utah same-sex marriage ban applies to Colorado's as well.

 

 

 

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