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Grand Junction Sentinel: Civil unions law will be revived

By The Daily Sentinel Wednesday, April 6, 2011 When a legislative committee quietly killed a bill last week — strictly along party lines — that would have given legal protections to civil unions involving same-sex couples, it didn’t draw a lot of news coverage. The event was overshadowed by budget battles in Denver and Washington,Read more >>

The Premiere of Our New Video

We Will Keep Fighting from One Colorado on Vimeo. Despite the heartbreaking results of last week’s vote to kill the Colorado Civil Union Act, the fight isn’t over. We will not turn our backs on Colorado families—not today, not tomorrow, not next year—not ever. But we need your help to keep the fight going, toRead more >>

Rep. Amy Stephens knows that the civil unions debate hurt the GOP

According to our good friends over at ColoradoPols.com, Representative and House Majority Leader Amy Stephens told radio host Ross Kaminsky that she understands that the debate about civil unions — and the ultimate killing of the bill — hurt her party. The bill to create civil unions had widespread public support (72% of voters toRead more >>

The fight isn’t over

Brad and Jess reflect on last week’s House Judiciary Committee hearing where House Republicans turned their backs on Colorado families and killed SB-172, the Colorado Civil Union Act. Despite overwhelming bipartisan support in the Senate, no Republican in the House voted in favor of the bill, even though 72% of Coloradans support it. Watch BradRead more >>

Incredible momentum in the national movement for LGBT health equality

Last week was LGBT Health Awareness Week, and this year, the week brought with it incredible movement in the national struggle for LGBT health equality. First, the Center for American Progress and the National Coalition for LGBT Health released a report on what health care reform means for LGBT Americans. This report provides an overviewRead more >>

A letter from Governor Hickenlooper in support of civil unions

March 31, 2011 Brad Clark, Executive Director One Colorado 1245 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80218 Dear Brad: I am sorry I cannot be with you today on the west steps of the state Capitol. Instead, my staff sent me to work on economic development on the Western Slope for a few days – perhapsRead more >>

Republicans Block Civil Unions Bill Supported by 72% of Coloradans

One Colorado Calls Republicans Out-of-Touch with Voters Today, the House Judiciary Committee voted to stop the forward progress of SB-172, the Colorado Civil Union Act, a bill that would have provided committed gay and lesbian couples with critical legal protections, such as the ability to inherit property, to take family leave to care for aRead more >>

Jess needs your help

Thursday is a big day. The Colorado Civil Union Act will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee, and this hearing will decide whether or not the bill moves forward. Spend Thursday with us at the Capitol. We’ll start with a rally at noon followed by the hearing at 1:30 p.m. After the vote isRead more >>

How did your Senator vote today?

Today, twenty-three Senators voted in support of civil unions, including three Republican Senators. Want to know how your Senator voted? Here’s the list. YES VOTES (in favor of civil unions) Sen. Aguilar Sen. Bacon Sen. Boyd Sen. Carroll Sen. Foster Sen. Giron Sen. Guzman Sen. Heath Sen. Hodge Sen. Hudak Sen. Jahn Sen. Johnston Sen.Read more >>

Anti-Bullying Bill Clears Hurdle, One Colorado Looks Forward to Final Passage

Today, the Colorado House of Representatives approved HB-1254 on its second reading. HB-1254 seeks to reduce the frequency of bullying in public schools. If passed, the bill will clearly define bullying, create a grant program to which schools can apply in order to fund bullying prevention programs, and require each school district to adopt aRead more >>