In the wake of a new poll showing overwhelming majority support for civil unions, legislation passed the Senate (23-12) this week and will now move on to the Colorado House, where it faces an uphill battle. It’s no secret that civil unions will pass if it makes it to the floor. Issues with such widespreadRead more >>
We are so thankful for the leadership and courage of Senator Nancy Spence.
In this week’s video, Brad and Jess offer up some big news of the personal sort. It’s a rare emotional moment from Brad and an announcement you don’t want to miss from Jess — so stop what you’re doing, click “Watch Now,” and take a break four-minute break from work or school.
The Denver Organizer will work in collaboration with other team members and partner organizations to develop and implement a comprehensive grassroots plan to educate and organize LGBT people and allies statewide. The ideal candidate will have an interest and experience in grassroots field organizing, including volunteer recruitment, civic engagement, and coalition building. Ideal candidates mustRead more >>
I’m sitting in the Secretary of State’s office. Today’s title board hearing just finished up. Despite having some of the best legal minds in Colorado working for us and mounting a strong legal case, we lost our initial challenge to Focus on the Family’s deceptive ballot initiative to write discrimination into our state Constitution. NowRead more >>
Statewide Coalition of 135 Organizations Applauds Senate Appropriations Committee Vote to Advance Civil Unions
Today, the Colorado Senate Appropriations Committee approved SB-2, the Colorado Civil Union Act. The bill now moves to the Senate floor. If passed, SB-2 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, to make medical and end-of-lifeRead more >>
In this week’s video, Brad and Jess talk about their participation in The Hunger Games! Facing attacks from all sides — from Focus on the Family’s ballot measure to the Catholic hierarchy defunding our friends — Brad and Jess and the One Colorado team are fighting back! And just last week, you all helped usRead more >>
In this week’s video, Brad and Jess discuss Brad’s “Mr. Rogers esque” cardigan and invite you to get involved in the final push for civil unions. Join us: http://www.one-colorado.org/whats-happening/events/
By Daniel Ramos, Director, Safe & Inclusive Schools Program Looking onward through April, I want to reflect on the very busy and active month of March for our safe schools work. When we started this project, there were nearly 100 gay-straight alliances in Colorado’s middle schools, high schools, and colleges. Today, we are approaching 150Read more >>
It’s National LGBT Health Awareness Week! And to celebrate, we asked Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, if she would take a few minutes to share with us some information about how the Obama Administration is supporting LGBT health. Specifically, we wanted to know how the Affordable Care Act impactsRead more >>