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Court says ‘no’ to Oklahoma ban on same-sex marriage

  The same-sex marriage ban in Oklahoma violates the U.S. Constitution, a three-judge panel of the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has found. This […]...

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July 18, 2014 Just In, LGBTQ, Uncategorized

Another AG request for delay on marriage equality bites the dust

District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree issued an order this morning allowing Denver County Clerk Debra Johnson to continue issuing same-sex marriage licenses despite a request from Attorney General John Suthers for an emergency injunction that would have stopped her....

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July 14, 2014 In-Depth, LGBTQ

Littwin: Same-sex marriage on winning streak

  Same-sex marriage has finally come to Denver. It may not last forever or even till death do them part, although I’m guessing it probably […]...

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July 11, 2014 Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Littwin, Littwin Columns, The Beats

Denver, Boulder clerks battle attorney general on proposed halt to action on gay marriage

The movement to bring gay marriage to Colorado has proceeded at breakneck pace, building great momentum that critics of Attorney General John Suthers fear he is attempting a in recent legal maneuver to derail. ...

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July 3, 2014 Civil Rights, Just In, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats

Boulder to Colorado on gay marriage: Sorry no, individual rights trump state laws

"Clerk Hall is prohibited from knowingly violating an individual's constitutional rights. Given all of the other law in this area, the 10th Circuit's decision to stay its mandate is too fragile a shield to hide behind."...

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July 2, 2014 Civil Rights, Just In, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats

Boulder Clerk Hall determined to move the needle on gay marriage in Colorado

"The judges said [marriage] was a fundamental right. How do you stay a fundamental right?"...

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July 2, 2014 Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats

Ginsburg trolls Scalia: After Hobby Lobby, beware a flood of corporate faith

Ginsburg warned that the sweeping logic of the Hobby Lobby opinion will open the door for corporations to suddenly find all kinds of rules and regulations religiously offensive. Sound familiar? ...

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June 30, 2014 Just In, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats

Watch: Reactions in Denver to the 10th Circuit gay-marriage ruling

"The right wing made this a national issue. It seems they're beginning to realize their mistake and that more inclusiveness is better, for everybody."...

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June 26, 2014 Civil Rights, Just In, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats

Fed appeals court moves same-sex marriage ahead another step

Not until contemporary times have laws stigmatizing or even criminalizing gay men and women been felled... As the district court eloquently explained, 'it is not the Constitution that has changed, but the knowledge of what it means to be gay...

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June 26, 2014 Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats

Tenth Circuit rules against Utah gay marriage ban

Issuing the first decision in the growing line of federal district court cases on gay marriage stacking up around the country, a three-judge panel in Denver has ruled that the state's marriage ban violates constitutionally guaranteed rights....

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June 25, 2014 Civil Rights, In-Depth, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats

ELECTIONS 2014

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Gardner and Udall have raised and spent millions, but the real money is independent

In what’s shaping up to be one of the most influential congressional races in the nation, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall raised $1.74 million during April and May and spent just over $2 million. His Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, raised just over $1.5 million and spent roughly $600,000.

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THE BLOGS

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News Poem: ‘Birds of the Flood’

In the morning, the dog puked after lapping from a puddle. / He refused a bowl from the tap as if he knew better.

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EVENTS

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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