Supreme Court decisions

Kitchen v. Herbert ruling

The Den­ver-based U.S. 10th Cir­cuit Court of Ap­peals up­held a lower-court de­cision that struck down the state’s bans on same-sex mar­riage.

The rul­ing, which was stayed, sets the stage for an ap­peal to the U.S. Su­preme Court, which touched off the cur­rent round of leg­al fight­ing on the is­sue when it struck down parts of the fed­er­al De­fense of Mar­riage Act last year.