Gay Marriage: Could it come to Colorado?

DENVER, Colo. Recreational pot has been legal in Colorado for more than two months now, but could gay marriage be coming to the Centennial State as well?

At a rally Monday gay rights groups made a promise that gay marriage is on it's way to Colorado, coming to a ballot by 2016.

There are already two lawsuits going through the Colorado State Court working to do away with the ban.

Supporters say if those suits lose though, they'll turn to pushing for a ballot measure to overturn the marriage ban that Colorado voters passed in '06.

But overturning the ban wont be easy. Colorado Amendment 43 defines marriage in Colorado as only a union between one man and one woman, and it passed 8 years ago with a 56% vote.

Last year a law was passed in Colorado giving same-sex couples the right to enter into civil unions.

According to the Denver Post, opponents to the new law suits call them 'manufactured' and say they are looking to upend an initiative passed by Coloradans.


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