U.S. Supreme Court
Gay couples will be able to wed in Colorado soon once legal formalities are cleared after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals from several states seeking to ban same-sex marriage.
Speaking at a Christian school outside Denver Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said the separation of church and state is the most foundational freedom in the United States.
Attorneys for the Montana Department of Justice asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to reject a Colorado man’s petition to be declared unfit to stand trial in the oil-patch murder of a high school math teacher.
Monday’s hearing in federal appeals court in California on whether states should be allowed to ban same-sex marriage follows a similar case federal judges in Denver considered this summer.
Thirty-two states that either allow gay marriage or have banned it asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to settle the issue once and for all.
Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state’s attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday.
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.
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 new poll says half of Colorado voters support the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling allowing some religiously oriented business to opt out of contraception coverage for their employees.
The first gay couple denied a marriage license in Denver County on Friday said witnessing the rejection was an important civil rights lesson for their sons who accompanied them.