Friday, July 25, 2014

Colorado: Federal Judge Strikes Down Marriage Ban

by Brig Bagley

25 July 2014

Judge Moore struck down Colorado's same-sex marriage ban. At the request of the state's Attorney general and Governor, a stay was put into place until August 25th for an appeal to the 10th District court. Both the AG and Governor, however, agree that the ban was unconstitutional, similar to the officials of Nevada and New Mexico. They believe the stay is the right choice in awaiting news from the US Supreme Court.

Colorado banned SSM in 2006, but allowed for civil unions in 2013. Although not related to the issue, Colorado is also known for its legalized marijuana, adding to its reputation as a fairly liberal and progressive state. The civil unions were considered on par with "separate, but equal", which led to this particular case.

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