Today's SCOTUS denial of seven gay marriage cases including Utah's from the 10th Circuit paves the way for marriage equality in Colorado since it falls under the 10th Circuit's jurisdiction, said Colorado Attorney General John Suthers in a 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.”
The dominoes continue falling…