For the past month, Hall has issued a total of 202 licenses to same-sex couples. Though state and federal courts have overturned Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage, those decisions have been stayed, keeping the ban in place for now. Hall argued that the 10th Circuit’s decision overturning Utah’s ban justified her recognizing same-sex couples.
Responding to the decision, Hall said, “I am disappointed by the Colorado Supreme Court’s stay, but I will comply with the order. Given the avalanche of recent cases determining that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, I am hopeful the stay will be short-lived and that we will be able to resume issuing licenses soon.”