Gay marriage supporters in Colorado celebrate in rally at 10th Circuit court

The first same sex couple married in Denver after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling of earlier this week, Vicky Pierce, left, and Nikki Holmlund, right, hold their 5-year-old daughter, Audrey Holmlund-Pierce during a rally staged by Why Marriage Matters Colorado on the steps of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. David Zalubowski, AP

The first same sex couple married in Denver after the U.S. Supreme Court‘s ruling of earlier this week, Vicky Pierce, left, and Nikki Holmlund, right, hold their 5-year-old daughter, Audrey Holmlund-Pierce during a rally staged by Why Marriage Matters Colorado on the steps of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, is greeted by Tim Gill of the Gill Foundation during a rally staged by Why Marriage Matters Colorado on the steps of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Elected officials joined members of the clergy and community leaders to celebrate in the wake of marriage equality moving forward in the Centennial State.David Zalubowski, AP

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, is greeted by Tim Gill of the Gill Foundation during a rally staged by Why Marriage Matters Colorado on the steps of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Elected officials joined members of the clergy and community leaders to celebrate in the wake of marriage equality moving forward in the Centennial State.

Fresh from being married by the Denver mayor at the city clerk office on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, Fran, left, and Anna Simon hold a sign during a rally staged by Why Marriage Matters Colorado on the steps of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. David Zalubowski, AP

Fresh from being married by the Denver mayor at the city clerk office on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, Fran, left, and Anna Simon hold a sign during a rally staged by Why Marriage Matters Colorado on the steps of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.

DENVER — Supporters of same-sex marriage in Colorado are celebrating their legal victory but also trying to help advance their cause elsewhere.

Gov. John Hickenlooper and others, including software entrepreneur Tim Gill and representatives of the ACLU and NAACP, rallied Wednesday at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The gathering was sponsored by Why Marriage Matters Colorado. Director Wendy Howell says they not only wanted to celebrate marriage equality here but they also want to see same-sex marriage legalized across the country.

Same-sex marriage is legal in Colorado following 10th Circuit rulings against bans in Oklahoma and Utah and a federal court’s ruling against Colorado’s ban.

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