More than a week after Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall started issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples, Colorado's Attorney General is asking a court to make her stop.
Six couples are taking the fight against Colorado's same-sex marriage ban to federal court; showdown looming in Boulder over marriage licenses.
For the second day in a row, same-sex couples who go to the clerks office in Boulder County will be able to walk away with a marriage license.
Attorneys for the plaintiffs argued that Colorado’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution and pointed to the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year.
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The debate over gay marriage was front and center in Denver on Thursday when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments over Utah’s law banning same-sex marriage.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will hear arguments over the next two weeks in cases trying to defeat laws that effectively ban same-sex marriage in Utah and Oklahoma.
Kris and Nan McDaniel-Miccio are leading a group that is challenging the legality of the state’s ban on gay marriage.