Romer vs. Evans
(1996 supreme court decision)
Landmark case dealing with civil rights and state laws. an amendment to the colorado state constitution ("amendment 2") that would have prevented any city, town, or county in the state from taking any legislative, executive, or judicial action to recognize gay and lesbian citizens as a protected class was passed by colorado voters. UPON THE APPEAL TO THE US SUPREME COURT, THE COURT RULED IN A 6 TO 3 DECISION THAT THE AMENDMENT DID NOT PASS.