A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.
Sharp questioning Thursday by a divided panel of appellate judges considering Utah’s ban on gay marriages showed that, while same-sex marriage has had a remarkable winning streak lately, its legal status remains uncertain.
Republican Rep. Cory Gardner says he’s changed his position and now opposes measures to grant a fertilized egg the same legal protections as a person.
Gov. John Hickenlooper is coming out as a supporter of gay marriage. The Colorado Democrat has been a vocal supporter of gay rights but has generally stopped short of formally endorsing same-sex marriage.
Gay rights groups promise that same sex marriage is coming to Colorado, either through the courts or the ballot box.
Colorado gay couples who are married in another state and in a civil union here can now file joint state tax returns.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will ultimately decide, with either her veto or signature, if Arizona becomes the hate state of the 21st Century.
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.
Gay couples in Colorado who are married in another state and in a civil union here could file joint state tax returns under a measure headed to the governor’s desk.
Polls find a majority nationwide favoring gay marriage, and a series of new laws has led to 17 states permitting it. But in Colorado this year, the discussion revolves around a proposal to allow couples in civil unions to file state taxes jointly,