Judge Strikes Down Colo. Gay Marriage Ban
Meanwhile, Utah taking its appeal straight to Supreme Court
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 10, 2014 1:00 AM CDT
Two plaintiffs in a lawsuit to overturn Colordo's gay marriage ban, Cassie Rubald, left, and her partner, Rachel Catt, hold hands outside the federal courthouse in downtown Denver, July 1, 2014.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(Newser) – Yet another state's gay marriage ban went down yesterday, as Colorado District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree ruled that the state's ban violated the Constitution's equal protection clause. Colorado allows civil unions between gay couples, but Crabtree said they were discriminatory because they didn't give same-sex couples the same rights as opposite-sex ones, Vox reports. But there won't be any wedding bells yet, because the ruling is on hold pending appeal. Utah, meanwhile, is taking its appeal straight to the Supreme Court.

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easterner
Jul 10, 2014 11:57 AM CDT
So what is marriage these days? It's nothing more than a tax deductible protected sex arrangement.Make ALL New Marriages a Legal BUSINESS Transaction having acceptability in all states ,having no taxpayer involvement and foregoing any taxpayer funded privileges and including spousal privileges,some people call these arrangements Prenups. Marriage these days are nothing more than a business deal with a few perks.