Hall see below provided legal cover for the Boulder County clerk to issue same-sex marriage licenses as a form of civil disobedience. The appeals court granted the stay on August 21, On November 3,Colorado voters approved Initiative 2, an initiated constitutional amendment which added language to the state constitution that prohibited the state and all of its subdivisions from allowing "homosexual, lesbian or bisexual orientation, conduct, practices or relationships" to provide the basis for any "claim any minority status, quota preferences, protected status or claim of discrimination. When the United States Supreme Court dismissed requests to hear an appeal of the Kitchen case on October 6, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers asked the Tenth Circuit to lift the stay in this case as it related to Colorado, which would allow the district court's order that Colorado recognize same-sex marriages to take effect. Retrieved October 6,
The Colorado Civil Union Act allows two adults to enter a civil union "regardless of the gender of either party".
Same-sex marriage in Colorado
The state attorney general issued a contrary opinion that those marriages were invalid. April 5-December 23, Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit for a stay. Lutheran Family Services, another religious-based agency that facilitates adoptions in Colorado, said it has no plans to withdraw services from Colorado in light of the bill's passage. In a separate filing, and seeking a reversal of Judge Hartman's ruling, the Attorney General also asked the high court for an emergency injunction to stop all state clerks from issuing licenses.