The Supreme Court upheld the Colorado Courts' ruling that the "equal protection clause" of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution means that all groups can lobby for laws favorable to them, and that Colorado's Amendment Two (passed by citizen initiative) unfairly prohibits laws favorable to gays.

Thus the Constitution protects minorities from the "Tyranny of the majority", whether a majority of citizens or representatives. Amendment Two had been nullified by court injunction since soon after it passed.

Text of Supreme Court ruling

Perspective of years: A gay leader is grateful for the attention Amendment 2 focused on gays and their treatment by society

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