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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 >>

Act Now. Colorado’s civil unions bill was just introduced.

Today is the day! Moments ago, Senator Pat Steadman introduced a bill to create civil unions in the Colorado state legislature. Click here to send a letter to your legislators asking them to support civil unions. Today is an exciting day. Civil unions will provide committed same-sex couples in Colorado with the critical legal protectionsRead more >>

Meet Featured Leader Jazz Washington

Jazz Washington considers herself “kind of a nomad,” and two years ago, she landed here in Colorado, where she quickly began to establish herself as a leader in the community. Jazz is a full-time student currently pursuing a Masters degree in social work at Metropolitan State College of Denver. Once she completes her degree, sheRead more >>

Groundbreaking study reveals that transgender Americans encounter pervasive discrimination

The National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force have just released the results of a groundbreaking new study–“Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey.” The study surveyed 6,450 transgender and gender non-conforming people from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico,Read more >>

We’re back in the news

Our announcement of the Voices for Strong Families Coalition and our work to advocate for civil unions has garnered us some media attention from near and far! Local publications and national blogs are spreading our exciting news: that the coalition we’ve built represents more than 500,000 Coloradans who support civil unions. Check out some ofRead more >>