Brinkman v. Long
Brinkman v. Long is a state court challenge to Colorado’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, filed October 30, 2013 in Adams County District Court by Rebecca Brinkman and Margaret Burd against the Clerk and Recorder of Adams County, Karen Long, for refusing to issue them a marriage license.
On Dec. 23, 2013, the Court granted a motion by the state to allow the Attorney General’s office to intervene as a defendant in the case.
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DENVER -- A Colorado judge on Wednesday struck down the state's gay marriage ban, making Colorado the 16th state to invalidate a prohibition on same-sex marriages in the past year. District Judge C. Scott Crabtree put his ruling on hold pending an appeal. The decision came in two lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the Colorado law...
BRIGHTON, Colo. -- Colorado's same-sex marriage ban appeared to be on thin ice Monday after a judge considering two lawsuits against the law pointed out that 15 other judges have recently struck down similar bans in other states. District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree was openly skeptical of the state's arguments that the ban protects the procreative nature of marriage.
BRIGHTON, Colo. -- A lesbian couple in Colorado has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.