McDaniel-Miccio v. Hickenlooper
February 19, nine same-sex couples in Colorado filed a lawsuit in state court seeking the freedom to marry in their home state or respect for their marriages legally performed in other states.
The suit was filed by private lawyers on behalf of nine same-sex couples, all from Denver, CO. Four of the plaintiff couples married outside of Colorado and are now asking that the state respect their marriage licenses. Five other plaintiff couples are unmarried and wish to marry in their home state of Colorado.
Brinkman v. Long
On October 31, 2013, private lawyers in Colorado filed a lawsuit with state and federal claims on behalf of a same-sex couple seeking the freedom to marry in Colorado. The lawsuit arguest that laws in the Colorado Constitution that restrict marriage to different-sex couples violate the United States Constitution's commitment to equal protection and due process.
The plaintiffs, Rebecca Brinkman and Margaret Burd, applied for a marriage license at the Adams County Clerk and Recorder's Office and were denied because of laws in Colorado excluding same-sex couples from marriage.