The Supreme Court has just ordered Denver’s County clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to homosexual couples in accordance with the state’s definition of marriage. The city of Denver has now immediately stopped issuing licenses.
The 10th Circuit recently ruled Utah’s definition of marriage to be unconstitutional, prompting the county clerk in Denver to take matters into his own hands and started issuing marriage licenses to homosexual couples. Denver County Clerk Debra Johnson began handing out the permits to gay couples on July 10 in violation of state law.
Friday’s ruling did not specifically address other city clerks that may also be breaking the law around Colorado, but many expect similar haults to be given out soon.