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Introducing One Colorado’s New Development Director: Willie Recht

We’re pleased to announce Willie Recht as the new Development Director of One Colorado! Willie comes to our organization with an incredible breadth of experience. Most recently, Willie served as Manager of Donor Relations & Women’s Philanthropy for JEWISHColorado (formerly the Allied Jewish Federation). While there, he worked with top professional and lay leadership to growRead more >>

Colorado Clergy and Faith Leaders from across the State Announce Their Support for the Freedom to Marry

April 16, 2014 Why Marriage Matters Colorado, the broad coalition working to secure the freedom to marry for all committed couples, today announced that a coalition of 215 clergy and faith leaders in Colorado support marriage equality. The announcement comes in between two weeks of oral arguments for the Utah and Oklahoma marriage cases beforeRead more >>

One Colorado Issues Statement on Rep. Mike Coffman Announcing His Support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 DENVER — Today, Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) announced his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), legislation that would provide basic protections against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In response to this announcement, One Colorado Executive Director Dave Montez released the following statement: “Protecting against discrimination inRead more >>

Study finds extending the freedom to marry to all Coloradans will boost local and state economy

April 3, 2014 A new economic study released by the UCLA’s Williams Institute shows that extending marriage to gay and lesbian couples in Colorado would generate $50 million in spending to the state economy and an additional $3.7 million in state and local tax revenue. Looking at 2010 U.S. Census data on the number of gay andRead more >>

Why Marriage Matters Colorado Launches to Win Marriage Equality for All Families Across Our State

March 3, 2014 Today, in an effort to remove discrimination from Colorado’s constitution and win the freedom to marry, key state and national advocacy groups led a broad coalition of faith, business, civic and political leaders, and everyday Coloradans in launching Why Marriage Matters Colorado at a public rally in Denver on the west stepsRead more >>

JUST RELEASED: One Colorado and the GLBT Center’s Transgender Health Survey

One Colorado and the GLBT Center of Colorado are proud to release a groundbreaking survey on the health needs and practices of Colorado’s transgender community. This state-level study is the first of its kind on behavioral health — and it’s an important part of our work to do everything we can to ensure that trans*Read more >>

One Colorado, Equality Advocates Issue Statement on Marriage Equality Litigation Filed in Denver County

Today, a challenge to the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was filed on behalf of multiple same-sex couples in Colorado. Following the announcement of this litigation, the statements below were released by state LGBT advocacy group One Colorado, ACLU of Colorado, GLBT Community Center of Colorado, Colorado GLBT Bar Association, and the Faithful Voices Coalition.  *** Dave Montez, Executive DirectorRead more >>

One Colorado Mourns the Loss of Local Hero Dennis Dougherty

February 14, 2014 One Colorado Executive Director Dave Montez released the following statement tonight on the passing of local hero and LGBT community leader Dennis Dougherty: “Tonight, our community mourns the loss of a local icon and personal hero to so many of us. Dennis Dougherty’s passion for fairness and justice was surpassed only byRead more >>

This Valentine’s Day, One Colorado is Sharing Stories of Love, Commitment, and the Need for Marriage Equality

Whether Valentine’s Day makes you feel sentimental or just plain grouchy, we think you’ll agree on one thing: the video below is pretty adorable. Sarah and Erika from Colorado Springs. Kierstin and Jenniffer from Denver. They want the same thing as everyone else: to be able to take care of their family and make aRead more >>

An Update on Marriage Equality Efforts

The following message went out from our Executive Director, Dave Montez, on Friday, January 24, 2014 in an email to our supporters: As we’ve all seen, the past several months have provided a huge boost in momentum to secure the freedom to marry all across the country. And with One Colorado working to win marriageRead more >>