County clerks in Colorado were given the go-ahead to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Tuesday morning.
The state's attorney general says U.S. Supreme Court action will make gay marriage legal soon in Colorado.
Sixteen other state attorneys general, from both parties, joined Republican John Suthers in requesting the high court settle the issue.
This ruling makes it clear the federal courts will wait until the U.S. Supreme Court has had the final say.
The court ruled Tuesday in response to an appeal from Republican Attorney General John Suthers.
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Boulder has issued around 200 licenses since June.
Judge Raymond P. Moore's ruling Wednesday was in response to a lawsuit filed July 1 by six gay couples.
Richard Adams and Tony Sullivan’s fight to get their marriage recognized began in 1975. It continues today, a struggle for both the rights of gays and of immigrants.