Same Sex Marriage Licenses Issued In Colorado

Jul 1, 2014

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Boulder County clerk and recorder Hillary Hall resumed issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples last Thursday.

That’s following the ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals' which said that Utah's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

KGNU's Sam Fuqua went along last week and spoke with some couples including Scott Woodland and Ivory Curtis who were at the office getting their marriage certificate.

The Colorado attorney general sent a letter to Hillary Hall the next day, asking her to stop issuing certificates.  It said those certificates are invalid. 

Right now, the County Clerk and the Attorney General are sending letters back and forth.  The attorney general is threatening legal action if they don’t stop immediately, and the County is refusing.  Boulder is the only county in Colorado currently marrying same sex couples, but what happens there might affect the rest of the state.