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Boulder Clerk Defies State, Issues Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

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Clerk Hillary Hall began issuing licenses Wednesday after a federal appeals court ruled that Utah's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. More couples showed up Thursday to get licenses and some were quickly married by simply signing their certificates, a process allowed under Colorado law.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver put the ruling on hold in case of a possible appeal, so Utah's ban is still in place. Colorado also has such a ban.

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and legal analysts say the decision has no legal impact until the case is settled.

Levi Healy and Josh Hufford, a couple in their 30s from Denver, said they decided to get married before Suthers tried to stop the effort.

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