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Remarks by the President and First Lady at the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention

10:25 A.M. EST MRS. OBAMA: Good morning. Thank you. (Applause.) Everyone, please. Good morning, and welcome to the White House. I want to thank all of you for joining us here today to discuss an issue of great concern to me and to Barack, not just as President and as First Lady, but as aRead more >>

Editorial: Baby steps forward for gay rights

From the Boulder Daily Camera: The civil unions bill proposed in the Colorado Senate got its first welcome advance on Monday, after the Senate Judiciary Commit- tee sent it through on a 6-3 vote. We side with those who call it an important advance for civil rights, which are denied to gay and lesbian familiesRead more >>

Brad & Jess reflect on yesterday’s hearing

Yesterday, SB-172, The Colorado Civil Union Act, was heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Before a packed room, faith leaders, organizations, couples, and parents voiced their support for the bill. Following two hours of supportive testimony, graphic and sometimes shocking opposition testimony filled the still-packed room. Once both sides were heard, the vote was taken,Read more >>

Anti-bullying bill to be heard in House Education Committee

For months, we’ve been working behind the scenes to make Colorado schools safer for all kids. In the wake of devastating teen suicides across the nation, we joined with the Colorado Education Association, the Colorado Association of School Boards, the Colorado Association of School Executives, and the American Federation of Teachers-Colorado, and we called onRead more >>

Coalition of 130 Faith Leaders Supports Creating Civil Unions in Colorado

One hundred thirty faith leaders and nearly 30 religious organizations have committed their support to a civil unions bill that will provide thousands of gay and lesbian couples in Colorado with the critical legal protections they need to take care of and be responsible for each other. “This broad coalition crosses faith and denominational boundariesRead more >>

35 National & State LGBT Organizations Stand in Solidarity & Pledge Action for Workers’ Rights

As national, state and local organizations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality, we stand in solidarity with teachers, firefighters, nurses and all workers across this country fighting for their basic rights – for all of our rights. We are one. Politicians in over 30 states have proposed anti-union legislation in the 2011 session. Wisconsin,Read more >>

Breaking News: Department of Justice will not defend DOMA Lawsuits

STATEMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ON LITIGATION INVOLVING THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT WASHINGTON – The Attorney General made the following statement today about the Department’s course of action in two lawsuits, Pedersen v. OPM and Windsor v. United States, challenging Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage for federalRead more >>

New Williams Institute Study Finds Civil Unions in Colorado Would Boost State Budget by Nearly $5 Million

A new research study released by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law shows that allowing same-sex and different-sex couples to enter civil unions in Colorado would boost the state budget by nearly $5 million over three years. This net impact will be the result of savings in expenditures on state means-tested public benefitRead more >>

Unions Due (an editorial from the Grand Junction Sentinel)

From the Grand Junction Sentinel (Sunday, February 20, 2011) The legislation introduced in the Colorado Senate on Valentine’s Day, to offer legal status to civil unions between members of the same sex, has numerous cosponsors in the House and Senate. All of them are Democrats. Republicans in the Legislature seem to have adopted a moreRead more >>

A special delivery for Valentine’s Day

Yesterday, as Senator Steadman was introducing a bill to create civil unions in the state, One Colorado, cupid, and a wonderful group of volunteers were running around the Capitol delivering more than 1,000 special Valentine’s Day messages to our elected officials. In the spirit of this annual day of love, we asked our legislators toRead more >>