DENVER -- The fight to overturn Colorado's gay marriage ban arrived on the steps of the State Capitol Monday.
A year after winning the battle over civil unions, the state's biggest gay rights advocacy groups are rallying once again. This time they're pushing for the right to get married.
Monday's demonstration was designed to show support for two lawsuits challenging Colorado's ban on gay marriage.
"The courts are not immune to public opinion; they pay attention to where the country stands on an issue, and we need to drive home the message that the country is ready and Colorado is ready," says Dave Montez of One Colorado.
While many of the lawsuits over gay marriage bans are in the federal pipeline, the one filed in Colorado last month is in the state system.
These groups plan to go all around the state in the coming weeks to show broad support for marriage equality.