Colorado Supreme Court Orders End To Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

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Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall

Numerous Colorado courts have ruled that Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall could continue issuing same-sex marriage licenses, but the Colorado Supreme Court brought an end to her actions on Tuesday.

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.”