Judgment Day

Colorado's notorious anti-gay amendment is put on hold

EVEN BEFORE IT BECAME PART OF STATE LAW, COLOrado's Amendment 2 was stirring up a national boycott. But now it is no longer clear when, or even if, Amendment 2 will ever become law. Approved by voters in November, the amendment -- which would prohibit the state or its localities from passing laws that specifically guarantee homosexuals protection against discrimination -- was scheduled to take effect last Friday. But that afternoon, Colorado Judge Jeffrey Bayless granted an injunction pending the outcome of a lawsuit that argues the amendment is unconstitutional.

The decision means that the law will remain on hold for...

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