Another Colorado Marriage Equality Ruling Imminent

Written by scott on July 23rd, 2014

ColoradoThe Federal Judge who heard testimony yesterday against the state’s ban on marriage equality said he will strike it down today.

ABC News reports:

A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore’s decision will be in response to a lawsuit by six gay couples who want an injunction declaring Colorado’s ban unconstitutional. While Moore indicated the injunction is expected to be granted, he said the question is whether to put his decision on hold.

If no stay is issued, it could open the door for couples to begin marrying across the state.

Ironically, the last clerk who was issuing licenses to same sex couples reluctantly agreed to stop yesterday.

Pink News reports:

Hillary Hall, the county clerk who issued over three dozen same-sex marriage licenses in Boulder, Colorado, has reluctantly agreed to stop. Hall ceased to issue same-sex marriage licenses only after a ruling last Friday by the state’s highest court ordered a Denver County clerk to stop.

Will weddings resume today in the state?

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