Nine couples are expected to file a
lawsuit Tuesday challenging Colorado's ban on gay marriage.
According to FOX31
Denver, the law firm Reilly Pozner will discuss a lawsuit
involving “nine Colorado couples, four of whom are legally married”
during a press conference on Tuesday.
The couples, five of whom are lesbian,
will “explain recent events that on Tuesday morning led them to
file a precedent-setting civil rights lawsuit against the State of
Colorado,” the law firm stated in an announcement.
A majority (56%) of Colorado voters in
2006 approved Amendment 43, which defines marriage as a heterosexual
“Essentially this is tearing down the
remaining roadblocks to gay marriage,” an unnamed source is quoted
as saying. “Opponents of gay marriage have lost the overall
debate, and this is kind of like finishing it off.”
Colorado last year approved a law
recognizing gay couples with civil unions.