[JURIST] A judge for Colorado's Adams County District Court on Wednesday struck down [opinion, PDF] the state's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional but immediately stayed his ruling. Judge C Scott Crabtree ruled that Amendment 43 [text, PDF] of Colorado's state constitution, which was passed by voters in 2006 and defines marriage as being between one man and one woman, "bears no rational relationship to any conceivable government interest." Crabtree also ruled that, "confining same-sex couples to civil unions is further...

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