Colorado Marriage Equality Ban Tossed

Written by scott on July 9th, 2014

ColoradoJust got this in from the Denver Post – the state’s gay marriage ban is tossed, but the ruling is stayed:

The Adams County District Court judge overseeing a lawsuit challenging Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban declared the ban unconstitutional on Wednesday but stayed his ruling. The ruling makes Colorado the latest in a string of states that have seen their bans on same-sex marriages tossed out by state and federal judges. Adams County District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree issued his ruling Wednesday afternoon, but he issued an immediate stay. “The Court holds that the Marriage Bans violate plaintiffs’ due process and equal protection guarantees under the Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution,” Crabtree said in his ruling. “The existence of civil unions is further evidence of discrimination against same-sex couples and does not ameliorate the discriminatory effect of the Marriage Bans.”

Another ban falls. How will this affect the Boulder County clerk and her licenses?

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