Gay Lawmakers: Overturn Same-Sex Marriage Ban

July 3, 2014 6:40 PM

Gay Lawmakers: Overturn Same-Sex Marriage Ban
" DENVER (AP) — Saying further delays are pointless, gay lawmakers Thursday called for Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban to be declared unconstitutional and for such a ruling to be effective immediately.

The lawmakers made the comments a day after Republican Attorney General John Suthers’ asked a federal court in Denver for an injunction declaring Colorado’s ban unconstitutional. But he wants the ruling to be stayed until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the issue.

(credit: CBS)

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and the county clerks in Denver and Jefferson counties joined Suthers in asking for an injunction with a stay.

The lawmakers applauded the action from the governor and attorney general, but said they believe further appeals are unnecessary in light of several court decisions against bans in other states.

“There’s nothing left to argue about. It’s time to put a court-order in place enjoining the enforcement of our ban in Colorado. Let people be married and move on with their lives,” said Democratic Sen. Pat Steadman, a state budget writer and one of five gay lawmakers who called for a quick — and final — court ruling "

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