Clela Rorex

Clela Ann Rorex (July 23, 1943 – June 19, 2022) was an American county clerk who issued the first same-sex marriage license in the United States.[1] Serving as the Boulder County Clerk, Rorex issued a marriage license to a gay couple in 1975 after receiving approval from the District Attorney.[1]

Clela Rorex
Born(1943-07-23)July 23, 1943
DiedJune 19, 2022(2022-06-19) (aged 78)
EducationUniversity of Colorado
University of Denver
Known forIssuing the first same-sex marriage license to a gay couple in the United States
Political partyDemocratic
Boulder County Clerk
In office
Preceded byHenry Putnam

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