Yesterday, a Colorado judge ruled that the state's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. 

The Denver Post that Adams County District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree issued a 49-page ruling which declared that the ban lacks any "rational relationship to any conceivable government interest": 

The Court holds that the Marriage Bans violate plaintiffs' due process and equal protection guarantees under the Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The existence of civil unions is further evidence of discrimination against same-sex couples and does not ameliorate the discriminatory effect of the Marriage Bans.

Sandra Abbott told the Post she and her partner were "ecstatic" at Crabtree's ruling. Abbott and her partner were among nine couples who filed a lawsuit arguing that the ban violated the U.S. Constitution. 

With Crabtree's decision, Colorado becomes the 16th state to have their gay marriage ban dismissed.

[via Denver Post]

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