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Romer v. Evans

Docket No.: 94-1039
Argued: October 10, 1995
Decided: May 20, 1996

Topics:

Equal Protection, Civil Rights, Amendment 2, Eighteenth Amendment, Equal Protection Clause, Establishment Clause, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, judicial review, murder, preliminary injunction

PartyNames: ROMER, GOVERNOR OF COLORADO, et al. v. EVANS et al. Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Colorado.
Petitioner: Romer
Respondent: Evans

Supreme Court Docket

Romer
v.
Evans
517 U.S. 620 (1996)
Other Citations: 116 S.Ct. 1620134 L.Ed.2d 855 (517 U.S.
Question:

Does Amendment 2 of Colorado's State Constitution, forbidding the extension of official protections to those who suffer discrimination due to their sexual orientation, violate the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause?

Romer v. Evans
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 10, 1995

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Evans, 3 vote(s) against

Romer v. Evans
Case Documents

1Opinion in Romer v. Evans
2Opinion in Romer v. Evans
Additional documents for this case are pending review.