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One Colorado Celebrates Historic Marriage Equality Decision

June 26, 2015 One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Dave Montez after the U.S. Supreme Court decided today that all couples in the United States deserve to share in the joys of marriage: “Today’s historic Supreme Court ruling means same-sex couples will soon have the freedom to marry and equal respect forRead more >>

One Colorado Statement on Twin Peaks Charter Academy Investigating why Valedictorian was Prevented from Giving His Graduation Speech

June 2, 2015 One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Dave Montez on today’s decision by the Twin Peaks Charter Academy School Board inLongmont to investigate the circumstances that led to the school preventing the valedictorian, Evan Young, from giving his graduation speech because he disclosed that he was gay in it. “Not only wasRead more >>

One Colorado’s Letter Asking Governor Hickenlooper to Veto House Bill 1390

May 18, 2015 Below is the letter One Colorado sent to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper asking him to veto House Bill 1390, which would increase the cost of borrowing money for certain consumer credit transactions. If signed, House Bill 1390 would have a disproportionate impact on LGBT people of color and transgender people in Colorado.Read more >>

Little Progress Made for LGBT Equality in 2015 Legislative Session

Several pieces of legislation attempting to turn back the clock on LGBT equality also failed to pass May 7, 2015 With the Colorado legislative session ending, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community expressed disappointment that all of the bills introduced to advance equality for LGBT Coloradans were defeated in the Colorado StateRead more >>

One Colorado’s Statement on the Colorado Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee Voting Down the Birth Certificate Modernization Act

April 15, 2015 Today, the Colorado Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee voted to defeat the Birth Certificate Modernization Act (House Bill 1265) — a bill that will bring Colorado law in line with federal policy for transgender Coloradans who want to update the gender on their birth certificate.  One Colorado released the following statementRead more >>

One Colorado Testimony in Support of the Healthy Colorado Kids Survey

Good morning Madam Chair and members of the board. My name is Lauren Cikara, and I am the Safe Schools Manager at One Colorado, the states leading advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families. I am here in support of the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey and the importance of maintainingRead more >>

One Colorado Testimony in Favor of a Bill Prohibiting Conversion Therapy on Minors

Good afternoon Mr. Chair and Members of the Committee. My name is Leo Kattari and I’m the Health Policy Manager at One Colorado – the state’s leading advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Coloradans and our families. I’m here today in support of House Bill 1175 – a bill that would protect youthRead more >>

One Colorado’s Statement on Indiana’s So-Called Fix to its Recently Passed Right-to-Discriminate Law

April 7, 2015 One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Dave Montez on the passage of a so-called “fix” to the right-to-discriminate law recently passed in Indiana. “The recent “fix” to Indiana’s right-to-discriminate law will still allow individuals in Indiana to claim their religious beliefs give them permission to ignore any law they don’t wantRead more >>

One Colorado’s Statement on Colorado House Passage of the Birth Certificate Modernization Act

April 2, 2015 One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Dave Montez on the passage of the Birth Certificate Modernization Act by the Colorado House of Representatives. “Every transgender person is someone’s son or daughter, and they deserve to be treated fairly and with respect. Today’s bipartisan vote to pass the Birth Certificate Modernization Act brings us closer to eliminating one of the many unfair barriers thatRead more >>

One Colorado Testimony in Favor of the Birth Certificate Modernization Act

Good afternoon Madam Chairwoman and Members of the Committee. My name is Dave Montez, and I’m the Executive Director of One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families. I’m here today in support of HB 1265, a bill that eliminates barriers for transgender Coloradans in obtainingRead more >>