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Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder

Posted by on Jul. 30, 2014 at 6:51 AM
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DENVER (AP) — Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state's attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday.

The court ruling was in response to an appeal from Republican Attorney General John Suthers, who has been trying for several weeks to get Boulder's clerk to stop giving marriage licenses to gay couples until there's a definitive ruling on same-sex unions from the U.S. Supreme Court.

The same court previously ruled in Suthers' favor in ordering Denver to stop issuing licenses, but that ruling didn't apply to Boulder.

Boulder was the first Colorado county to begin giving licenses to gay couples in June after the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Utah's same-sex marriage ban. That ruling was put on hold pending appeal. Along with Utah, the 10th Circuit includes Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Wyoming.

The state's high court said it will take up Suthers' appeal asking for same-sex marriage licenses to stop, pending litigation regarding gay-wedding bans.

Suthers has said the state's laws need to be enforced until there's a decisive court ruling.

Boulder Clerk Hillary Hall has argued, however, that the guidance from several courts that have overturned state bans is clear, and a final, favorable outcome for gay marriages is inevitable. Boulder's attorneys have told Suthers that they believe Hall would be violating people's constitutional rights by refusing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the meantime.

But after Tuesday's order, Hall said she would stop.

"I am disappointed by the Colorado Supreme Court's stay, but I will comply with the order," Hall said in a statement. "Given the avalanche of recent cases determining that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, I am hopeful the stay will be short-lived and that we will be able to resume issuing licenses soon."

The state Supreme Court said all documents related to the case must be turned over by Oct. 20.

As of Tuesday, Boulder County had issued 202 marriage licenses to gay couples.

Suthers and Boulder County have spent weeks in back-and-forth legal wrangling as Suthers has tried unsuccessfully through lower courts to get the county stop allowing gay weddings.

Suthers' office said in its filing Monday to the state's high court concerning Boulder that unless the Colorado Supreme Court steps in, the earlier ruling affecting Denver will be undermined.

"There is no sound judicial reason for the Denver Clerk to be prevented from issuing same-sex marriage licenses (temporarily), while at the same time allowing the Boulder Clerk to issue the same licenses," Michael Francisco, the assistant solicitor general, said in the filing.

In a separate case, a federal judge in Denver ruled July 23 that that state's 2006 voter-approved ban is unconstitutional. But the judge put his ruling on hold to give the state until Aug. 25 to seek a stay, pending resolution by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Jul. 30, 2014 at 7:20 AM
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favorable outcome for gay marriages is inevitable
candlegal
by Judy on Jul. 30, 2014 at 7:22 AM
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 Again, temporary.  In the end, God will win.

Quoting -Celestial-: favorable outcome for gay marriages is inevitable

 

momtoscott
by on Jul. 30, 2014 at 7:27 AM
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If there is a God, he is not on the side of the kind of hate you are exhibiting here.  

Quoting candlegal:

 Again, temporary.  In the end, God will win.

Quoting -Celestial-: favorable outcome for gay marriages is inevitable

 


coolmommy2x
by Platinum Member on Jul. 30, 2014 at 7:28 AM
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Who will reimburse the taxpayers for the cost to pursue this case when it's struck down?
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TCgirlatheart
by TC on Jul. 30, 2014 at 7:29 AM
I hope so.

Quoting -Celestial-: favorable outcome for gay marriages is inevitable
candlegal
by Judy on Jul. 30, 2014 at 7:31 AM

 1.  there is a God

2. what hate?  I have posted a news article

3.  if you don't even know whether or not there is a God, I guess that would explain why you don't know the difference between hate and posting a news article.

Quoting momtoscott:

If there is a God, he is not on the side of the kind of hate you are exhibiting here.  

Quoting candlegal:

 Again, temporary.  In the end, God will win.

Quoting -Celestial-: favorable outcome for gay marriages is inevitable

 

 

candlegal
by Judy on Jul. 30, 2014 at 7:33 AM
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 who reimburses the taxpayers every time an athiest takes someone to court over a cross they don't like, or the word God being mentioned or the words merrt Christmas?

Quoting coolmommy2x: Who will reimburse the taxpayers for the cost to pursue this case when it's struck down?

 

momtoscott
by on Jul. 30, 2014 at 7:35 AM
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1.  I know you think so. 

2.  Your hate of gay people being anywhere but in the closet is well documented on this site.  

3.  The news article is not hateful, it is your insistence that your God is working to "win" this battle to continue to oppress some of his creatures.  

You reveal the darkness in your soul in every reply, sorry that you don't seem to be able to help it.   

Quoting candlegal:

 1.  there is a God

2. what hate?  I have posted a news article

3.  if you don't even know whether or not there is a God, I guess that would explain why you don't know the difference between hate and posting a news article.

Quoting momtoscott:

If there is a God, he is not on the side of the kind of hate you are exhibiting here.  

Quoting candlegal:

 Again, temporary.  In the end, God will win.

Quoting -Celestial-: favorable outcome for gay marriages is inevitable

 

 


candlegal
by Judy on Jul. 30, 2014 at 7:41 AM
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 You will not find any documented hate from me on this site.  My opinion differs from yours on homosexuals getting married.  that does not indicate I hate homosexuals except in your warped mind full of liberal talking points.

Quoting momtoscott:

1.  I know you think so. 

2.  Your hate of gay people being anywhere but in the closet is well documented on this site.  

3.  The news article is not hateful, it is your insistence that your God is working to "win" this battle to continue to oppress some of his creatures.  

You reveal the darkness in your soul in every reply, sorry that you don't seem to be able to help it.   

Quoting candlegal:

 1.  there is a God

2. what hate?  I have posted a news article

3.  if you don't even know whether or not there is a God, I guess that would explain why you don't know the difference between hate and posting a news article.

Quoting momtoscott:

If there is a God, he is not on the side of the kind of hate you are exhibiting here.  

Quoting candlegal:

 Again, temporary.  In the end, God will win.

Quoting -Celestial-: favorable outcome for gay marriages is inevitable

 

 

 

coolmommy2x
by Platinum Member on Jul. 30, 2014 at 8:25 AM
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Good point. Many times those suits are started when a person (private citizen) is offended and takes action. In this case the gov't (AG) is bringing on the suit. One branch is going against another. As a public figure, his job is to serve, not force his personal beliefs on his public. To me, that is the difference.

Quoting candlegal:

 who reimburses the taxpayers every time an athiest takes someone to court over a cross they don't like, or the word God being mentioned or the words merrt Christmas?


Quoting coolmommy2x: Who will reimburse the taxpayers for the cost to pursue this case when it's struck down?

 

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