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Colorado clerk OK'd to give gay marriage licenses

DENVER (AP) — A Boulder County clerk who has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of Colorado's gay-marriage ban has been cleared to continue. Boulder County Judge Andrew Hartman ruled Thursday that county clerk Hillary Hall can ignore a federal stay on a ruling from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver that states cannot set gender requirements for marriage. Hall has issued more than 100 same-sex marriage licenses since that ruling on June 25. Republican state Attorney General John Suthers sued Hall, the only clerk in Colorado who defied the federal stay. Hall argued that despite the stay, Colorado's gay-marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution. Suthers said Hall's behavior was causing "legal chaos" while the issue works its way through the courts.

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