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Boulder clerk issues same-sex marriage licenses

  • Associated Press
  • June 26, 2014 - 11:15 AM

BOULDER, Colo. — More same-sex couples are obtaining marriage licenses and getting married in Boulder County even though gay marriage remains illegal in Colorado.

Clerk Hillary Hall began issuing licenses Wednesday after a federal appeals court ruled that Utah's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. More couples showed up Thursday to get licenses and some were quickly married by simply signing their certificates, a process allowed under Colorado law.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver put the ruling on hold in case of a possible appeal, so Utah's ban is still in place. Colorado also has such a ban.

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and legal analysts say the decision has no legal impact until the case is settled.

Levi Healy and Josh Hufford, a couple in their 30s from Denver, said they decided to get married before Suthers tried to stop the effort.

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