Gay Marriage Ban
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.
A federal judge says he will decide by July 25 whether to order Colorado to immediately allow gay couples to marry.
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.
Nine same-sex couples challenging Colorado’s gay marriage ban are thrilled by a federal appeals court’s ruling that a similar ban in Utah is unconstitutional.
Colorado’s gay marriage ban appeared to be on thin ice Monday after a judge considering two lawsuits against the law pointed out that 15 other judges have recently struck down similar bans in other states.
Several same-sex Colorado couples have filed suit in Denver challenging the state constitution’s ban on gay marriage, saying it makes them second-class citizens.
Supporters of gay marriage are celebrating two landmark rulings from the Supreme Court, but what does it mean for Colorado?