was proper in Adams County to be assigned to the undersigned District Court Judge. The Order also stayed further proceedings in the respective courts pending the assignment by the Chief Justice. On May 7, 2013 the Alliance Defending Freedom filed a Motion to Intervene and an Amicus Brief. On May 8, 2014 the Order from the Chief Justice consolidating the two cases into Adams County was filed. After motions practice, on May 16, 2014, the Court denied the motion to intervene, but permitted the amicus brief to be filed. By separate Order the Court indicated that it would not consider portions of the amicus brief. By agreement, the date for oral argument was changed to June 16, 2014.
Denver plaintiffs filed their complaint on February 19, 2014. Defendant Debra Johnson, Denver County Clerk and Recorder (Johnson), filed an answer on March 12, 2014. The State filed an Answer on April 2, 2014. Governor Hickenlooper filed an answer on April 2, 2014. The State also filed a Notice of Filing of Motion to Consolidate Multidistrict Litigation in Denver and Adams counties on April 2, 2014. As previously noted, the cases were ordered consolidated by the Chief Justice on May 8, 2014 and oral argument was set for June 16, 2014.
The Parties Adco Plaintiffs
Brinkman is a female and a resident of Adams County, Colorado. She wishes to marry her long-time partner, Burd, whom she loves and has lived with continuously since 1986. She and Burd are not related to each other and have not previously been married.
Burd is a female and a resident of Adams County, Colorado. She wishes to marry her long-time partner, Brinkman, whom she loves and has lived with continuously since 1986.
On October 30, 2013 Brinkman and