Report: Judge rules Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional

Posted at 5:37 PM, Jul 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-23 19:37:41-04

DENVER – A federal judge reportedly struck down Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday.

FOX 13 News sister station KDVR FOX 31 in Denver reports U.S. District Judge Raymond Moore ruled the state’s ban was unconstitutional but immediately put the order on hold pending the outcome of appeals to a higher court.

FOX 31 reports the ruling is in response to a lawsuit filed by six gay couples on July 1. Click here for more on this story from FOX 31 in Denver.

In a separate case, FOX 31 reports a judge has ruled the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder can keep issuing same-sex marriage licenses. The clerk began issuing the licenses after the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The court that rendered the ruling on Utah’s ban also has jurisdiction over Colorado, which was the basis for the county clerk’s decision to begin issuing licenses.