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US: Colorado extends length of same-sex marriage ban stay

Katie Dupere August 22, 2014

DENVER, CO - MAY 1: Anna (L) and Fran Simon, both of Denver, Colorado, are the first same-sex couple to be issued a Civil Union license at a midnight ceremony in the Denver Office of the Clerk and Recorder, at the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building on May 1, 2013 in Denver, Co. Colorado is the eighth state to have civil unions or similar laws implemented, permitting unmarried couples, both gay and heterosexual, the ability to form civil unions and get similar rights to those of married couples. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

A Colorado federal appeals court extended the length of a stay put in place after the state’s same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional.

The ruling was made on Thursday by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The stay is expected to stay in place until the US Supreme Court rules on marriage equality.

In a recent interview with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she said she expects the Supreme Court court to rule on the issue by 2016 at latest.

On 24 July, Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban was struck down by a federal judge.

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