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Protect Our Care Coalition & One Colorado Statement on U.S. House to Take Away the Health Care of Millions

May 5, 2017 [original post] The U.S. House Just Voted to Take Away the Health Care of Millions: Colorado Representatives broke promise and voted to take away health care from hundreds of thousands of Coloradans “Today we saw the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly pass a disastrous bill that will end access to health coverage andRead more >>

One Colorado Statement on the Introduction of the Equality Act in Congress

May 2, 2017 One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Coloradans and their families, released the following statement from Executive Director Daniel Ramos on the re-introduction of the Equality Act in Congress today. “We applaud Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, and Representatives Jared Polis, Diana DeGette, and Ed Perlmutter,Read more >>

Joint Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and One Colorado Statement on Colorado Senate Defeat of ‘Religious Exemption Bill in Disguise’

April 18, 2017 Today, the Colorado State Senate voted down Senate Bill 283 – a bill that would have allowed businesses to claim any belief, including religious beliefs, gives them the right to refuse to follow non-discrimination laws they don’t like. Three Senate Republicans joined all the Senate Democrats in standing in opposition to theRead more >>

Colorado Business Leaders, Faith Leaders, Conservatives, and Community Groups Express Concern Over Passage of Broad Exemption Bill out of Colorado Senate Committee

April 12, 2017 Today, the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee in the Colorado Senate voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 283, which will allow businesses and individuals to claim that any belief they hold — including religious beliefs — give them permission to exempt themselves from non-discrimination laws they don’t want to follow. ThisRead more >>

One Colorado’s Statement on the Colorado Senate Strengthening Protections for LGBTQ Coloradans and People with Disabilities

April 11, 2017 Today, the Colorado Senate voted 23-12 to pass House Bill 1188 — a bill that adds physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and transgender status to Colorado’s existing law concerning bias-motivated harassment. One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director, Daniel Ramos, on the passage of this bill. “The passage ofRead more >>

One Colorado’s Statement on the Colorado Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Protecting LGBTQ Coloradans and People with Disabilities

April 5, 2017 Today, the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee of the Colorado Senate voted 5-0 to pass House Bill 1188 — a bill that adds physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and transgender status to Colorado’s existing law concerning bias-motivated harassment. One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Daniel Ramos onRead more >>

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

March 27, 2017 Today, the Colorado Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee voted to defeat, House Bill 1122, the Birth Certificate Modernization Act — a bill that would bring Colorado law in line with federal policy for transgender Coloradans who want to update the gender on their birth certificate — for the third yearRead more >>

One Colorado Statement on Republicans in Colorado State Senate Voting Down a Ban on Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Minors

March 22, 2017 Today, a Colorado senate committee — for the third year in a row — killed a bill that would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) young people by banning the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy. One Colorado released the following statement from Political Director, Laura “Pinky” Reinsch, onRead more >>

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

March 15, 2017 One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Coloradans and their families, released the following statement from Executive Director Daniel Ramos on the passage of the Birth Certificate Modernization Act by the Colorado House of Representatives. “Today’s bipartisan vote to pass the Birth Certificate Modernization Act bringsRead more >>

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

March 9, 2017 Today, the Judiciary Committee of the Colorado House of Representatives voted 7-4 to pass House Bill 1122, a bill that would make the process less invasive for transgender Coloradans trying to update the gender on their birth certificate. One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queerRead more >>