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Jul 14, 2014 4:19 PM

Colorado AG appeals adverse gay marriage rulings

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to uphold Colorado's same-sex marriage ban and stop gay couples from marrying.

Republican Attorney General John Suthers on Monday asked the court to stop county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to the couples until it rules on his appeal of a lower court's ruling that the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.

Last week two judges ruled for gay marriage in Colorado. First, District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree struck down the state's ban. He stayed his decision pending appeal. Then District Court Judge Andrew Hartman ruled that Boulder County could continue issuing licenses for gay marriages despite the fact that Colorado's ban on the practice remains in place.

It's unknown when the state Supreme Court will hear Suthers' appeal.

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