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Colo. appeals court refuses to stop Boulder’s same-sex marriage licenses

Friday, July 25, 2014
Hillary Hall Paul Aiken, AP

Hillary Hall Clerk of Boulder County Colorado talks to the media during a press conference regarding her office continuing to issue same-sex marriage licenses in Boulder, Colo., on Tuesday July 1, 2014.

Hillary HallPaul Aiken, AP

Boulder County clerk Hillary Hall has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples since June 25, 2014.

DENVER — The Colorado Court of Appeals has denied state Attorney General John Suthers’ request to stop Boulder’s clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

The court issued its ruling Thursday evening, saying Suthers didn’t establish the factors required to reverse a ruling that allowed clerk Hillary Hall to issue such licenses. The court did not elaborate on its decision.

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Suthers appealed Monday after state District Judge Andrew Hartman rejected his request to stop Hall.

Hall says “hopefully this means that the Attorney General will respect the appellate court’s decision rather than filing more motions or appeals.”

As of noon Thursday, her office had issued 183 same-sex marriage licenses.

The state Supreme Court on Friday ordered Denver’s clerk to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses, and Pueblo County’s clerk said he reluctantly stopped the practice Monday.

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