Colorado’s Gay Marriage Ban Challenged

Nine couples file a suit seeking to overturn constitutional ban

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Nine Colorado couples filed a lawsuit Wednesday that seeks to overturn the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage, The Denver Post┬áreports. The law currently on the books allows civil unions but outlaws same-sex marriage.

“Colorado law creates two classes of citizens: those free to marry the person they love, and those denied that fundamental right,” the suit says. “Same-sex couples in Colorado are relegated to a second-class level of citizenship that denies their relationships the full panoply of rights enjoyed by married opposite-sex couples.”

Colorado is just one of a number of states including Texas, Utah and Oklahoma where citizens are challenging gay marriage prohibitions.

[Denver Post]