June 26, 2015
DENVER – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court held that states may not deny the freedom to marry to same-sex couples throughout the country. Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage was lifted last year after Adams County District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree declared it unconstitutional and the Colorado Supreme Court lifted its stay on his decision, making the judgment final.
ACLU of Colorado Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley issued the following statement:
“Today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court is a momentous win for freedom and equality, for the Constitution, and most of all, for love.
“Bringing marriage equality to Colorado has been a top priority of the ACLU for decades. As a founding member of the Why Marriage Matters Colorado coalition, we are proud to have contributed to winning full marriage equality in our state last year. Today’s decision guarantees that marriage equality is the law of the land for all loving couples throughout the country.
“Marriage equality is an historic achievement, and today is a day for celebration. However, our work is far from over. Far too many gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans still face discrimination in their everyday lives. The ACLU of Colorado will remain vigilant and continue to fight for full equality, so that every Coloradan can openly parent, work, live, and love.”
Visit the ACLU of Colorado’s Marriage Equality campaign page: http://aclu-co.org/campaigns/marriage-equality/
Learn more about the Why Marriage Matters Colorado campaign at: http://www.whymarriagematterscolorado.org/