John M. Becker

Tenth Circuit Extends Stay on Colorado Marriages

Filed By John M. Becker | August 22, 2014 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: Colorado, gay marriage, marriage discrimination, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, stay order

Colorado-Flag.jpgYesterday, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver extended a stay on last month's ruling from U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore striking down Colorado's marriage discrimination amendment.

As Equality on Trial reports, same-sex couples in the Centennial State will have to continue waiting for the freedom to marry:

[Moore] had issued a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the ban in July. The court then halted proceedings in the case, pending issuance of the mandate in Kitchen v. Herbert, the challenge to Utah's same-sex marriage ban in the Tenth Circuit. A request to halt the injunction was denied, but a temporary stay, until August 25, was granted so that the state could ask the appeals court for a stay pending appeal.

Without this new stay, marriages could have begun in Colorado on August 25.

The Utah case is in the Supreme Court, and the Justices are likely to have their first opportunity to grant review during their conference on October 10. The mandate in the Kitchen case wouldn't issue until the Supreme Court denies review or rules on the merits.

A copy of the stay order is after the jump, via Equality Case Files.

14-1283 #00523 by Equality Case Files

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