Raymond P. Moore
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 in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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.
A federal judge says he will decide by July 25 whether to order Colorado to immediately allow gay couples to marry.
President Barack Obama has nominated a federal public defender for the districts of Colorado and Wyoming to be a federal judge in Denver.