COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL PROVIDES UPDATE ON DEVELOPMENTS IN TWO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE CASES

DENVER— U.S. District Court Judge Raymond Moore granted a temporary stay of Colorado’s same-sex marriage law until a higher court rules on this issue.

“We are gratified Judge Moore agreed with us that additional litigation in that court would be wasteful given that our laws' status will be decided by the Supreme Court’s decision in the Utah's case. We expect the court of appeals to continue the stay, as it and the supreme courts of the U.S. and Colorado have in similar cases,” said Colorado Attorney General John Suthers.

Earlier today the Colorado Attorney General’s Office also filed a motion asking the Colorado Court of Appeals to issue an order requiring the Boulder County Clerk to enforce the state's marriage laws while the Colorado Supreme Court considers the laws' constitutionality. The requested order is effectively identical to the order granted by the Colorado Supreme Court regarding Denver and Adams Counties last week. Under the courts' rules, the request had to be made first to the trial court in Boulder. Now that that court has declined to follow the Colorado Supreme Court, the request is before the Colorado Court of Appeals.

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