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One Colorado Issues Statement on Rep. Mike Coffman Announcing His Support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 DENVER — Today, Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) announced his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), legislation that would provide basic protections against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In response to this announcement, One Colorado Executive Director Dave Montez released the following statement: “Protecting against discrimination inRead more >>

WEBINAR – Workplace Worries: Employment Anti-Discrimination Protections Under Colorado Law

Did you know that Colorado law can provide greater protection against discrimination in the workplace, including protections for LGBT individuals, than federal law? Sign up for this webinar presented by civil rights and employment attorneys to find out what those rights are, the big changes coming to the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act in 2015, and whatRead more >>

Marriage Equality Rally

Judges in both Utah and Oklahoma recently issued rulings that those state’s marriage amendments defining marriage as only between one man and one woman are unconstitutional. The 10th District Court, which is right here in Denver, will be hearing the Utah appeal on April 10 and the Oklahoma appeal on April 17. We are holdingRead more >>

Study finds extending the freedom to marry to all Coloradans will boost local and state economy

April 3, 2014 A new economic study released by the UCLA’s Williams Institute shows that extending marriage to gay and lesbian couples in Colorado would generate $50 million in spending to the state economy and an additional $3.7 million in state and local tax revenue. Looking at 2010 U.S. Census data on the number of gay andRead more >>

Why Marriage Matters Colorado Launches to Win Marriage Equality for All Families Across Our State

March 3, 2014 Today, in an effort to remove discrimination from Colorado’s constitution and win the freedom to marry, key state and national advocacy groups led a broad coalition of faith, business, civic and political leaders, and everyday Coloradans in launching Why Marriage Matters Colorado at a public rally in Denver on the west stepsRead more >>

JUST RELEASED: One Colorado and the GLBT Center’s Transgender Health Survey

One Colorado and the GLBT Center of Colorado are proud to release a groundbreaking survey on the health needs and practices of Colorado’s transgender community. This state-level study is the first of its kind on behavioral health — and it’s an important part of our work to do everything we can to ensure that trans*Read more >>

2014 LGBT Lobby Day

LGBT Lobby Day is an important chance to make your voice heard by telling your legislators what matters to you. When it comes to advancing equality, nothing is as powerful as an in-person visit to the elected officials who represent you. That’s why each year, our community and our allies gather at the Capitol for this event.Read more >>

One Colorado, Equality Advocates Issue Statement on Marriage Equality Litigation Filed in Denver County

Today, a challenge to the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was filed on behalf of multiple same-sex couples in Colorado. Following the announcement of this litigation, the statements below were released by state LGBT advocacy group One Colorado, ACLU of Colorado, GLBT Community Center of Colorado, Colorado GLBT Bar Association, and the Faithful Voices Coalition.  *** Dave Montez, Executive DirectorRead more >>

One Colorado Mourns the Loss of Local Hero Dennis Dougherty

February 14, 2014 One Colorado Executive Director Dave Montez released the following statement tonight on the passing of local hero and LGBT community leader Dennis Dougherty: “Tonight, our community mourns the loss of a local icon and personal hero to so many of us. Dennis Dougherty’s passion for fairness and justice was surpassed only byRead more >>

This Valentine’s Day, One Colorado is Sharing Stories of Love, Commitment, and the Need for Marriage Equality

Whether Valentine’s Day makes you feel sentimental or just plain grouchy, we think you’ll agree on one thing: the video below is pretty adorable. Sarah and Erika from Colorado Springs. Kierstin and Jenniffer from Denver. They want the same thing as everyone else: to be able to take care of their family and make aRead more >>