Same-sex marriage is legal in Colorado

Same-sex marriage is legal in Colorado

“There are no remaining legal requirements that prevent same-sex couples from legally marrying in Colorado,” Attorney General John Suthers (R) said in a statement.


Marriage for same-sex couples became legal in Colorado on Tuesday, its attorney general said.


“Beginning today, Colorado’s 64 county clerks are legally required to issue licenses to same-sex couples who request them. In addition, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is required to register such marriages in the records of the State of Colorado.”


Following Suthers’ statement, the Colorado Supreme Court lifted injunctions against county clerks, which began issuing licenses to same-sex couples.


Five other states are in a similar situation as Colorado, being under the jurisdiction of courts that upheld rulings striking down marriage bans. Republican governors of four of the five states — Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wyoming — said they would defend their states’ marriage bans, while in West Virginia, Gov. Ray Tomblin’s (D) office did not return a request for comment.

Извор: Washington Post