13
Jul
14

colorado

Hey, what’s going on in Colorado?

In 2006, same-sex marriage was banned by the state constitution in a 55% popular vote. However, on December 20, 2013 the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in the case of Kitchen v. Herbert (a Utah case challenging that state’s ban on gay marriages) legalized same-sex marriage in Colorado and other states within its jurisdiction.

On January 6, 2014, after stays had been denied by the District Court and the Tenth Circuit, the US Supreme Court granted a stay of the District Court’s order pending consideration of the appeal by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

On June 25, 2014, the Tenth Circuit affirmed the decision of the district court, finding that Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but stayed their mandate pending petition to the Supreme Court.

Despite this stay, Boulder County immediately began issuing marriage licenses.

So now gay marriage is not only legal in Colorado, but the state is also famously the first to have legalized marijuana for recreational use.

It all makes sense now. Gay marriage and marijuana being legalized in the same jurisdiction.

gay marriage & marijuana

It seems we’ve been misinterpreting this Biblical passage all along.

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Groove of the Day

Listen to Weird Al Yankovic performing “Which Backstreet Boy’s Gay?”

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