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Why Marriage Matters Colorado Issues Statement on Defendants’ Motion Today in Colorado Marriage Equality Case

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July 3, 2014

DENVER — In response to the motion today in Federal court by defendants in the lawsuit filed yesterday on Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban, Wendy Howell, Director of Why Marriage Matters – Colorado, issued the following statement:

“We are pleased to see that the defendants in the latest marriage lawsuit agree that after the 10th Circuit’s ruling, Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban is legally indefensible. However, we are disappointed they want to let this issue languish in the courts rather than seek swift resolution. The longer that same-sex couples are forced to wait for marriage equality, the more they and their families are harmed by unequal treatment under the law. Poll after poll shows that Colorado is ready for marriage equality, and the time is now.”


Why Marriage Matters Colorado is broadening the dialogue with Coloradans about why marriage is important to same-sex couples and their families and why it is consistent with the values of liberty and freedom. More information on this statewide initiative – which is being spearheaded by leading statewide LGBT advocacy group One Colorado, ACLU of Colorado, and Freedom to Marry – can be found here:

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