You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Anti-gay law put on hold by Colo. judge

A judge late yesterday temporarily blocked Colorado’s ban on laws protecting homosexuals from discrimination from taking effect today, while he decides whether to issue a more permanent order.

The law was to take effect at 12:01 a.m. this morning; Denver District Judge Jeffrey Bayless said he would announce at a hearing at 4 p.m. today whether he would extend the ban.

He has heard testimony in the case all week.

Protection prohibition

Amendment 2, approved by Colorado voters Nov. 3, prohibits state and local governments from passing laws that protect homosexuals from discrimination.

Laws on the books in Boulder, Denver and Aspen that protect homosexuals from discrimination would be invalidated.

The measure has provoked a national outcry by homosexual-rights supporters and has spurred several major cities and national organizations to boycott Colorado.

Several major conventions have been canceled and some celebrities have shunned Aspen as a vacation spot.

More Biz

  • Oprah Responds to Trump Tweet Claiming

    Oprah Responds to Trump's Tweet Claiming Bias in '60 Minutes' Segment

    A judge late yesterday temporarily blocked Colorado’s ban on laws protecting homosexuals from discrimination from taking effect today, while he decides whether to issue a more permanent order. The law was to take effect at 12:01 a.m. this morning; Denver District Judge Jeffrey Bayless said he would announce at a hearing at 4 p.m. today […]

  • Music Theatre International

    Drew Cohen Named Global CEO of Music Theatre International

    A judge late yesterday temporarily blocked Colorado’s ban on laws protecting homosexuals from discrimination from taking effect today, while he decides whether to issue a more permanent order. The law was to take effect at 12:01 a.m. this morning; Denver District Judge Jeffrey Bayless said he would announce at a hearing at 4 p.m. today […]

  • 'Daily Show's' Michelle Wolf to Host

    'Daily Show' Contributor Michelle Wolf to Host White House Correspondents' Dinner

    A judge late yesterday temporarily blocked Colorado’s ban on laws protecting homosexuals from discrimination from taking effect today, while he decides whether to issue a more permanent order. The law was to take effect at 12:01 a.m. this morning; Denver District Judge Jeffrey Bayless said he would announce at a hearing at 4 p.m. today […]

  • Harvey Weinstein ousted

    Weinstein Co. Sued by Lindt Chocolatier Over Canceled Golden Globes Party

    A judge late yesterday temporarily blocked Colorado’s ban on laws protecting homosexuals from discrimination from taking effect today, while he decides whether to issue a more permanent order. The law was to take effect at 12:01 a.m. this morning; Denver District Judge Jeffrey Bayless said he would announce at a hearing at 4 p.m. today […]

  • Pandora Shares Surge as Fourth-Quarter Subscription

    Pandora Shares Surge as Fourth-Quarter Subscription Revenue Climbs 63%

    A judge late yesterday temporarily blocked Colorado’s ban on laws protecting homosexuals from discrimination from taking effect today, while he decides whether to issue a more permanent order. The law was to take effect at 12:01 a.m. this morning; Denver District Judge Jeffrey Bayless said he would announce at a hearing at 4 p.m. today […]

  • Eric Schneiderman

    Weinstein Co. Deal Moving Ahead After Three-Hour Meeting With Attorney General

    A judge late yesterday temporarily blocked Colorado’s ban on laws protecting homosexuals from discrimination from taking effect today, while he decides whether to issue a more permanent order. The law was to take effect at 12:01 a.m. this morning; Denver District Judge Jeffrey Bayless said he would announce at a hearing at 4 p.m. today […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content