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U.S. judge knocks down Colorado's gay marriage ban, stays ruling

Jul 24, 2014    

DENVER (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, but temporarily stayed his ruling until the issue is decided by a higher court. U.S. District Judge Raymond Moore, found in favor of six same-sex couples who filed a lawsuit challenging the state's 2006 constitutional amendment that defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Moore's 12-page written ruling is the latest in a series of decisions by state and federal judges who have knocked down state bans on gay marriage, but then put their rulings on hold pending a...

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