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Civil Unions Head to the Senate Floor!

Breaking news: Today the Colorado Senate Appropriations Committee approved SB-11, the Colorado Civil Union Act. The bill now moves to the Senate floor for a vote. If passed, SB-11 will provide committed gay and lesbian couples with critical legal protections and responsibilities, such as the ability to take family leave to care for a partner,Read more >>

Civil unions passes Senate Judiciary Committee

And we’re off! Civil unions just passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill will now move on to the Senate Appropriations Committee. All of us at OC are in awe of everything our supporters have done to help us get to today’s victory. Thousands and thousands of folks have already gotten involved to help makeRead more >>

Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project

One Colorado is proud to be a community partner in Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project. Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project combines contemporary ballet and Holocaust education into a program exploring protection against hate through arts, education, and public dialogue. The project spans from January 15 through April 15, 2013. Light closes the Colorado Ballet seasonRead more >>

Colorado Federation of College Republicans Reaffirms Support for Civil Unions

Today, the State Chairman of the Colorado Federation of College Republicans, Vincent L. Szilagyi, affirmed the group’s continued support for the Colorado Civil Union Act, introduced this year at SB-11. Szilagyi said: “Supporting civil unions is about limited government, personal choice, and supporting the principles of liberty and justice for all Coloradoans. I am proudRead more >>

Study Examines Campus Climate at Colorado Colleges and Universities

By Kyle Inselman, Communications Associate I moved to Colorado in 2007 to attend the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), not only for the academics and mountains, but also because of something many universities I considered didn’t have—a strong LGBT community. On campus and around Boulder, I found the resources I needed to feel supported andRead more >>

Rep. Gerou is the first Republican co-sponsor of civil unions

Republican Representative Cheri Gerou has signed on as a co-sponsor of the Colorado Civil Union Act. She is the first Republican in Colorado to sponsor the bill, which was introduced on January 9 for the third legislative session in a row. Join us in thanking Rep. Gerou for her courage and leadership. Click here toRead more >>

Our 2013 Legislative Agenda

Last fall, we campaigned and won a pro-equality majority in the Colorado legislature. And now it’s time to make 2013 the year we make equality a reality in our state. For our 2013 legislative agenda, we’re committed to advancing critical legislation that would support and protect our communities and families: Civil unions would provide committedRead more >>

One Colorado Responds to Governor’s Announcement to Expand Medicaid

This morning, Governor John Hickenlooper announced his plan to expand Medicaid coverage for adults as part of the state’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act. House Speaker Mark Ferrandino and State Senator Irene Aguilar will sponsor the legislation. In response, One Colorado Executive Director Brad Clark released the following statement: “We are pleased Colorado isRead more >>

One Colorado Statement Responding to SCOTUS Decisions to Consider DOMA and Prop 8

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States announced its intention to consider cases challenging the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the law that bans the federal government from recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples, and Proposition 8, California’s constitutional ban on marriage for same-sex couples. In response, Brad Clark, ExecutiveRead more >>

Transgender Awareness Month Wrap-Up

The stage was set for an eventful month for the transgender community when Vice President Joe Biden stated that transgender rights are “the civil rights issue of our time” during a visit to a Florida field office on October 30. In recent years, November has come to be known as Transgender Awareness Month, and allRead more >>