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Federal Judge Strikes Down State’s Gay Marriage Ban, Stays Ruling

A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional on Wednesday, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state until next month to seek an appeal.

07/23/2014

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Judge Mulls Overturning Colorado Gay Marriage Ban

Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state’s request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter.

07/22/2014

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Judge: Colorado Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

A Colorado judge on Wednesday struck down the state’s gay marriage ban, making him the 16th judge to invalidate a state’s prohibition on same-sex marriages in the past year.

07/09/2014

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Appeals Court In Denver Rules States Can’t Ban Gay Marriage

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that states must allow gay couples to marry, finding the Constitution protects same-sex relationships and putting a remarkable legal winning streak across the country one step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

06/25/2014

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Shifting Views On Gay Marriage Now Favor Democrats

It wasn’t all that long ago that Republicans used gay marriage as a tool to drive Election Day turnout. But as public opinion on the issue has turned and courts strike down same-sex marriage bans, gay rights is evolving into a wedge issue for Democrats to wield.

05/23/2014

People celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

Ruling Gives More Legal Standing To Challenge Gay Marriage Ban

Supporters of gay marriage are celebrating two landmark rulings from the Supreme Court, but what does it mean for Colorado?

06/26/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper gives Colorado  House Speaker Mark Ferrandino a high five after signing the civil unions bill into law in March. (credit: CBS)

Supreme Court Case Could Complicate Colorado’s Civil Unions Law

This week the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether two laws banning same sex marriage are legal. It comes less than a week after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a civil unions bill in Colorado.

03/25/2013

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Civil Unions Issue Will Be Back On The Fast Track Next Session

The matter of civil unions in Colorado will be back on the fast track now that Democrats have taken control of the legislature.

12/03/2012

Colorado Joins 4 States In Defending Marriage Law

Colorado has joined four other states in defending a federal law that defines marriage as being a union only between one man and one woman when it comes to getting federal benefits.

01/31/2011

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