Colorado Supreme Court Ends Gay Marriages Pending Appeal

Colorado's Supreme Court has ordered an end to gay marriages while the state's ban against the unions remains in place, WDEF reports. The court on Friday ordered Denver's clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. It responded to an appeal from the state attorney general, who had been unable to persuade lower courts to stop clerks in Boulder and Denver from distributing the documents. A federal appeals court upheld gay marriage in the state but stayed its ruling pending appeal. The AG also is asking the state Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the ban. A lower court judge found that law unconstitutional but also stayed his ruling until the high court reviews it.