Colorado Supreme Court Lifts Marriage Equality Stay

Written by scott on October 7th, 2014

ColoradoColorado just became the 25th state with marriage equality, after yesterday’s addition of Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah, Oklahoma and Virginia. Another six states are likely to follow in the next couple weeks or months as the non-decision from the Supreme Court takes effect. reports:

The Colorado Supreme Court has lifted injunctions against three county clerks in Colorado, clearing the way for them to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, The Denver Post reports. The move from the Colorado high court comes after the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday denied to hear an appeal of the 10th Circuit’s ruling that found Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional. That ruling was interpreted to apply to Colorado as Colorado falls under the 10th Circuit’s jurisdiction.

As of the last check, Pueblo, Larimer and Douglas counties were already issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. That should quickly spread to all counties in the state now.

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