Citing SCOTUS, Colorado begins marriage equality

The Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has stated that his state will now abide by the 10th Circuit Court's ruling granting marriage equality. Noting that the Supreme Court has denied a hearing for cases in both Oklahoma and Utah (who are also in the 10th Circuit), Colorado will take steps to start issuing marriage licenses to all couples.

Suthers' office issued the following statement today:

We have consistently maintained that we will abide by the Supreme Court's determination on the constitutionality of marriage laws. By choosing not to take up the matter, the court has left the 10th Circuit ruling in place. We expect the 10th Circuit will issue a final order governing Colorado very shortly. Once the formalities are resolved, clerks across the state must begin issuing marriage licenses to all same-sex couples. We will file motions to expedite the lifting of the stays in the federal and state courts and will advise the clerks when to issue licenses.