Colorado Clerks Ignoring Republican Secretary of State — Issuing Same Sex Marriage Licenses

July 10, 2014 at 4:02 PM 2 comments

I’m so proud of the Boulder and Denver County Clerks:

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The Denver County clerk’s office on Thursday began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, just hours after a Boulder judge rejected a bid by the state to block a similar move there.

The first couple, Samantha Getman, 33, and Victoria Quintana, 23, got their license shortly before 2 p.m. They were far outnumbered by reporters, photographers and activists.

Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson’s decision came after a Boulder County judge said he would allow Boulder’s clerk to continue issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, rejecting a request from Attorney General John Suthers to issue an injunction.

Johnson said on her Twitter account: “FINALLY! We can issue marriage licenses to ALL loving couples here in CO. Our Office will be issuing licenses till 4:30 pm today.”


The Boulder ruling Thursday gave Denver legal cover, in officials’ view.

“Now, thanks to Clerk Hall’s bravery, we can issue licenses today,” Porter said.

In the Boulder ruling on a temporary restraining order request [filed by Colorado’s Republican Attorney General, John Suthers], Judge Andrew Hartman wrote that the validity of any marriage licenses issued by the Boulder clerk’s office to same-sex couples was conditional ultimately upon courts finding Hall had the proper authority.


No word yet on whether Suthers is going to ask for a restraining order against Denver’s clerk too.  I hope not.  Poor guy.  This train has left the station but he keeps trying to pull it back.



Entry filed under: GLBTQ, Republicans, Including Wingers & "Moderates".

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. coconutspeak  |  July 10, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Colorado county clerks rock! They are so much more than paper-pushing civil servants!

  • 2. Say It Ain't So Already  |  July 10, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    I know. I’m loving this.

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