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Colorado’s constitution still contains a gay marriage ban

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The Colorado State Capitol, March 18, 2022.

The passage of the federal Respect for Marriage Act shines a light on Colorado's constitution. In 2006, voters defined marriage here as the union of a man and a woman. Later court decisions rendered that amendment moot. Garrett Royer, deputy director of the LGBTQ advocacy group One Colorado, explains how the state's same-sex marriage ban could come back into play-- given recent rumbling from the US Supreme Court.