The problem is the third judge on this panel is keeping everyone in suspense. He asked everybody tough questions!
The Williams Institute estimates that marriage equality would bring an extra $50 million to Colorado’s economy
Colorado bans same-sex marriage by both constitutional amendment and state law
Civil unions were legalized in Colorado on March 21, 2013 by the Colorado Civil Union Act and have been available since May 1, 2013
The Social Security Administration announced on Friday that it will begin offering partner benefits to same-sex couples, but BuzzFeed reports the benefits will not be applied as consistently as some other federal benefits available to same-sex couples since the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act. For now only married same-sex couples who live in a state that recognizes their marriages will be eligible to receive the Social Security spousal benefit.
In just the past year, six states legalized same-sex marriage though the political process. Legislatures are being pressed in three other states that are likely to follow suit: New Jersey, Hawaii and Illinois. In Oregon, an effort to reverse a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage through a November 2014 ballot measure is under way. Challenges to similar bans in Nevada, Colorado and Ohio could be in store for November 2016.