Colorado clerks can issue gay marriage licenses |

Colorado clerks can issue gay marriage licenses

DENVER — Gay marriage is now officially legal in Colorado.

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said Tuesday that all of the state’s 64 counties must issue the licenses to couples now that the Colorado Supreme Court has lifted previous orders barring that. Those orders were the final obstacles to gay marriage becoming law in the state following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear appeals on the issue from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Colorado.

Boulder County clerk Hillary Hall was the first Colorado clerk to issue licenses after the 10th Circuit issued its first ruling against a gay marriage ban in June but was later ordered to stop, along with clerks in Denver and Pueblo.

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