The rulings are the first at the appellate level since the U.S. Supreme Court changed the legal landscape by striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in June 2013.
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.
In his ruling, Boulder County Judge Andrew Hartman described Hall’s actions as civil disobedience, but said it is not harming the people of Colorado.
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers plans to appeal District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree ruling that the 2006 voter-approved ban violates the state and federal constitutions.
Judge Andrew Hartman says he's unlikely to rule immediately but he hopes to issue a decision soon.