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.
Nine same-sex couples are suing the state, trying to win full legal recognition of their relationships.
The 2013 Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act means that some states are allowing same-sex couples to file joint tax returns -- even if their marriages are banned in the state.
The measure if approved would adjust state statutes to link a resident's formal filing status on both Colorado and Federal tax returns.
With the passage of the Colorado Civil Union Act, the Colorado General Assembly provided thousands of committed couples with legal protections and responsibilities. The bill went into effect on May, 1, 2013.
Wednesday, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, and made a ruling in the Prop 8 case-- California’s ban on gay marriage.