Boulder Moves Forward With Gay Marriage Licenses, Legal Uncertainty Aside

June 26, 2014 8:41 PM

Boulder Moves Forward With Gay Marriage Licenses, Legal Uncertainty Aside
" BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) - This time, to them, it was for real.

After seeking recognition four times for their relationship, Andie Lyons and Laurie Lynch obtained marriage licenses in Boulder County on Thursday morning.

The ceremony wasn’t lavish. The Denver women sat at office desks in front of computer monitors, side-by-side with other couples wishing to wed after the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Utah’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said the Boulder marriages aren’t legal because the ruling is on hold, pending any possible appeals. Colorado’s ban on gay marriage stands.

But that didn’t stop Lyons and Lynch, who alongside about 10 other couples, received licenses before 9 a.m.

An employee at the clerk’s office walked the couple through the process.

“So how are you planning on getting married?” the clerk asked.

Lyons paused. “We don’t know,” she said, and then laughed: “We’ve done it so many times already.”

“Not real married,” Lynch interjected.

“Pretend,” Lyons said.

On Thursday, they weren’t pretending "

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