Tag Archives: John Suthers

Colorado AG Concedes Defeat, State To Begin Issuing Marriage Licenses

Via press release from Colorado Attorney General John Suthers: The United States Supreme Court this morning denied review of all seven of the petitions from the lower Federal Circuit Courts that arose from challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage. Because the 10th Circuit Court, which has jurisdiction over Colorado, struck down Utah and Oklahoma’s ban, today’s decision by the ...

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COLORADO: AG Asks Tenth Circuit To Continue Stay Until SCOTUS Rules

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers yesterday asked the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals to continue the stay on same-sex marriage in his state until the Supreme Court rules on the cases before it from Utah and Oklahoma. Although a divided panel of the Tenth Circuit has ruled that Utah’s and Oklahoma’s bans and non-recognition of same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, those ...

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COLORADO: State Supreme Court Orders Boulder Clerk To Stop Issuing Licenses

Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: After Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall had been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples for more than a month, the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered her to stop doing so for the time being. Hall’s office reported Tuesday that it granted 202 licenses to same-sex couples since starting doing so last month. “I am ...

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COLORADO: AG Says Boulder Clerk Is Making People Lose Faith In Government

“Permitting one clerk to ignore some state laws while using the power granted by other state laws causes significant irreparable harm to the state and the public interest. Each day that one clerk continues to issue same-sex marriage licenses — and publicly declare those licenses’ validity, despite the state marriage laws and the attorney general’s statements to the contrary — ...

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COLORADO: State Appeals Court Denies AG, Licenses Continue In Boulder County

Via the Boulder County News: The Colorado Court of Appeals today denied state Attorney General John Suthers’ emergency motion to stop Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall from issuing same-sex marriage licenses until the court hears an appeal in the case. Hall remains the only county clerk in the state issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Boulder District Judge Andrew Hartman ...

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COLORADO: Attorney General Appeals Marriage Ban Overturn To Tenth Circuit

“Notice is hereby given that John Suthers, in his official capacity as the Attorney General of Colorado, in the above named case, hereby appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit from the order granting a preliminary injunction entered in this action on the 23rd day of July, 2014. Respectfully submitted this 23rd day of July, ...

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COLORADO: Attorney General Asks State Supreme Court To Stop Marriages

Via the Pueblo Chieftain: Colorado’s attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to uphold Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban and stop gay couples from marrying. Republican Attorney General John Suthers on Monday asked the court to stop county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to the couples until it rules on his appeal of a lower court’s ruling that the state’s ...

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BREAKING: Colorado Asks Federal Court To Declare Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Last week the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the overturn of Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage. In Colorado, the Boulder County Clerk immediately began issuing same-sex marriage licenses, declaring that in her opinion, the Tenth Circuit’s ruling was binding in her state. And yesterday, six gay couples filed another marriage suit in Denver. In response to the new suit ...

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