A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver found that Utah's ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution. The judges upheld a lower court ruling that struck down the ban in December.
Attorneys for the plaintiffs argued that Colorado’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution and pointed to the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year.
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The debate over gay marriage was front and center in Denver on Thursday when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments over Utah’s law banning same-sex marriage.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will hear arguments over the next two weeks in cases trying to defeat laws that effectively ban same-sex marriage in Utah and Oklahoma.
Kris and Nan McDaniel-Miccio are leading a group that is challenging the legality of the state’s ban on gay marriage.
Gov. John Hickenlooper says he won't oppose the Attorney General's decision to defend Colorado's marriage ban in court.
In our regular conversation with Gov. John Hickenlooper, he addresses whether he feels the attorney general should go to court to enforce the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage. He also talks about flood recovery, the minimum wage and what marijuana sales tax revenue should be spent on.
John Suthers says it’s an attorney general’s job to uphold the law despite public opinion.