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Colo. baker appeals order that he provide wedding cakes for gay couples

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Jack Phillips
DENVER -- A Lakewood, Colo., baker is appealing the Colorado Civil Rights Commission's order that he prepare wedding cakes for same-sex couples. Jack Phillips on Wednesday asked the Court of Appeals to reverse the May ruling by the Civil Rights Commission. Phillips was sued by a same-sex couple after he [...]

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Federal judge considers separate Colorado same-sex marriage challenge

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
DENVER -- A federal judge says he will decide by July 25 whether to order Colorado to immediately allow same-sex couples to marry. U.S. District Court Judge Raymond P. Moore is presiding over a lawsuit against the state's samesex marriage ban. There is no dispute that he will find that [...]

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Marriage News Watch: Calif. anniversary, waiting on Va. ruling, Colo. ban falls

Monday, July 14, 2014
Noah Berger, APRainbow flags fly in front of San Francisco City Hall, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court decision that cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California.
This week’s Marriage News Watch report from Matt Baume at the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) marks the one year anniversary of the return of marriage equality in California. It was in late June 2013 that the AFER’s case to overturn Proposition 8 finally concluded and equality was restored. [...]

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Colorado AG asks state Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages

Monday, July 14, 2014
Attorney General John Suthers (R-Colo.)
DENVER -- 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 [...]

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Colo. judge refuses to halt same-sex marriages in Denver

Monday, July 14, 2014
Samantha Getman, right, and Victoria Quintana embrace as they receive their marriage license at the Denver Clerk's office on Thursday, July 10, 2014. They were the first couple to receive a marriage licence in Denver, after clerk Debra Johnson began issuing licenses to same sex couples.
DENVER — A judge on Monday refused to stop a Denver clerk from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex, despite a still-active ban against the practice. Colorado District Judge C. Scott Crabtree last week ruled that the state’s 2006 voter-approved gay marriage ban was unconstitutional. But he put that ruling on [...]

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Third Colo. county clerk issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Friday, July 11, 2014
Pueblo County Clerk Bo Ortiz.
PUEBLO, Colo. -- A third Colorado county began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Friday even though the legal fight is far from resolved in the state. Pueblo County joined Denver and Boulder County in allowing gay couples to marry a day after a state judge ruled the Boulder clerk [...]

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First same-sex couples begin marrying in Denver despite gay marriage ban

Thursday, July 10, 2014
DENVER -- Same-sex couples can keep getting married in Colorado, even though the state's gay marriage ban is still in effect, a judge ruled Thursday. The decision added to the national confusion over same-sex marriage, as the judge said a county clerk can continue giving marriage licenses to gay couples [...]

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Denver city clerk says she will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Thursday, July 10, 2014
DENVER -- Denver's city clerk says she will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite Colorado ban. Debra Johnson announced her decision shortly after a judge ruled that her counterpart in the liberal college town of Boulder can continue to grant gay marriage licenses. [...]

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Judge: Boulder clerk can continue issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall
DENVER -- A Boulder County clerk who has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of Colorado's gay-marriage ban has been cleared to continue. Boulder County Judge Andrew Hartman ruled Thursday that county clerk Hillary Hall can ignore a federal stay on a ruling from the 10th U.S. [...]

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Judge: Colorado same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
DENVER -- A Colorado judge on Wednesday struck down the state's gay marriage ban, making Colorado the 16th state to invalidate a prohibition on same-sex marriages in the past year. District Judge C. Scott Crabtree put his ruling on hold pending an appeal. The decision came in two lawsuits challenging [...]

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