Colorado Marriage Equality – The Other Lawsuit

Written by scott on July 10th, 2014

Boulder County Clerk Hillary HallSo there was big news out of the state yesterday as a judge struck down the Colorado marriage equality ban. But there was another trial going on at the same time.

The Denver Post reports:

The normally static courtroom erupted with applause and rumbled with scoffs as attorneys argued whether the Boulder County Clerk’s office is breaking the law by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Spectators inside the packed courtroom Wednesday — including couples who received their marriage license from the Boulder office — struggled to contain their emotions as the Colorado Attorney General’s Office asked the judge to temporarily order Boulder Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

No word yet on whether the judge will force Hall to stop issuing the licenses. The Colorado judge who struck down the ban also stayed the ruling, but Hall has been operating under her understanding of the tenth circuit Utah decision. Do what happens now?

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