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Romer v. Evans
Citation:517 U.S. 620 (1996)
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An amendment to the Colorado Constitution sought to ban discrimination in many transactions and activities including housing, employment and welfare services. The dispute arose with respect to the protection afforded to persons discriminated against by reason of their sexual orientation. It prohibited all legislative, executive or judicial action at any level of state designed to protect homosexual persons. The State argued that it puts gays and lesbians in the same position as all other persons by not granting them special rights.
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