Colorado AG Appeals to State Supreme Court to Halt Gay Marriages After Circuit Judge Rejects His Request

SuthersAdams County District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree on Monday rejected Colorado Attorney General John Suthers's request to stop county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, prompting Suthers (pictured) to appeal to the state Supreme Court to halt them and issue a ruling on the constitutionality of the state's ban, which Crabtree struck down last week, the Denver Post reports.

Since Crabtree's ruling county clerks in Denver and Pueblo counties have joined the clerk of Boulder in issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. Following Crabtree's ruling striking down the ban, District Court Judge Andrew Hartman ruled that Boulder County could keep on issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.


  1. ben~andy says

    Know what I’d like to see here? The CO State Supremes decide that in the light of Windsor, CO law banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and then AG Idiot will realize that all he’s done is ACCELERATE the change that he’s fought so hard to slow down.


    Kinda like how UT was the first state to fall being schadenfreude for Mormons everywhere after their support for Prop 8 in CA. The gods are laughing indeed.

  2. TKinSC says

    But Windsor didn’t say state bans on same-sex “marriage” were unconstitutional.

  3. Coloradan4love says

    AG Suthers is just political grandstanding at this point.

    Considering that his term as AG ends this year and he’s not in the ballot because he cannot run for reelection since he is term-limited, this exercise just seems like an act of political strategy so that he has a divisive issue to run on when he does decide to run for another state office in Colorado.

  4. Jerry 6 says

    hat is the AT’s problem with Gay Marriage? How do such Marriages negatively affect the day to day living of non Gay married people, or any non Gay unmarried people?