DENVER -

Gay lawmakers are calling for Colorado's same-sex marriage ban to be declared unconstitutional and for such a ruling to be effective immediately without further appeals.

The lawmakers made the comments Thursday, a day after Republican Attorney General John Suthers' asked a federal court in Denver for an injunction declaring Colorado's ban unconstitutional. But he wants the ruling to be stayed until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the issue.
    
Suthers' disagrees with last week's federal appeals court decision against Utah's gay marriage ban, which has triggered a flurry of legal activity. But he says an injunction on Colorado's ban will help expedite a resolution on the question of gay marriage.
    
Democratic Sen. Pat Steadman says state should concede the unconstitutionality of its ban and allow gay couples to marry immediately.