Judge Raymond P. Moore says he will issue a ruling Wednesday.
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is asking the state court of appeals to overturn a ruling that allowed the Boulder County clerk to continue issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
The state's high court on Friday ordered Denver's clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage appears headed for defeat, according to even its legal defender. That means different things to many people in the state.
Lakewood baker Jack Phillips was sued by a gay couple after he refused to make a cake to celebrate their wedding in 2012.
U.S. District Court Judge Raymond P. Moore says he will decide by July 25 whether to order Colorado to immediately allow gay couples to marry.
The attorney general's office says Coloradans "deserve better than the chaotic legal uncertainty last week’s events have given them."
Following Thursday's ruling on gay marriage that resulted in more county clerks issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couple, many major players reacted to the news.
Legal recognition of gay relationships in Colorado has a long history, beginning in 1975 when Boulder County issued the state’s first marriage license to David McCord and David Zamora.