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Marriage equality lawsuit argues that civil unions are "second-class and unequal"

Last spring, after years of hard-fought legislative battles, civil unions became legal in Colorado. But now, a complaint filed on behalf of nine gay couples describes such bonds as "second-class and unequal," and calls on a Denver District Court judge to declare that state edicts preventing same-sex marriage violate the plaintiffs' rights "under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United State Constitution."

Details, photos, video and the lawsuit itself below.

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