Gay Couples Testify In Boulder Court Over Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

July 10, 2014 1:24 AM

Gay Couples Testify In Boulder Court Over Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
" BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- Some of the 100 gay couples who have marriage licenses from Boulder County testified in court where the battle over gay marriage is playing out. Colorado’s attorney general is suing Boulder County’s clerk, ordering them to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Fourteen witnesses testified before a Boulder District Court judge in a hearing that lasted three hours.

“This is what equality is about. It’s about giving people the same rights as everyone else has,” said Samantha Frazee after she testified.

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She is one who told her story, hoping to convince the judge to let Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall continue issuing same-sex marriage licenses. She has issued about 100 same-sex marriage licenses since June 25.

Others testified their inability to marry has hurt their lives, made adopting children difficult and kept them from achieving their life goals.

Ralliers supporting same-sex marriage gathered outside the courthouse in Boulder (credit: CBS)

Outside the hearing gay marriage supporters rallied, carrying signs in support of Hall’s actions "

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