Tag Archives: alliance defending freedom

The gay wedding cake, the baker who wouldn’t make it, and the legal crusade behind him

Jack Phillips wants to talk. “But I can’t, not without my lawyers here,” laments the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner whose refusal to make a cake for […]...

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December 5, 2017 Civil Rights, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

No legal protections for religious baker’s discrimination

The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled today that Masterpiece Cakeshop and its owner Jack Phillips violated Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act by refusing to make a wedding […]...

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August 13, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

Evangelical policy activists raise ‘God’s army’ at Colorado Springs conference

Fear, persecution and self-defense dominated the message this week as hundreds of evangelicals gathered in Colorado Springs for a national conference on Christian political strategy. The […]...

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July 17, 2015 Civil Rights, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Marriage equality is a ‘tyrannical impulse,’ says Alliance Defending Freedom lawyer

Today, the Supreme Court trumped each state’s decisions to decide whether same-sex marriage should be allowed by turning marriage equality into a constitutionally protected right. […]...

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June 26, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Thunderdome 2015: LGBTQ people vs. Christian right

“Thunderdome 2015” is The Colorado Independent’s wrap-up series on the 2015 legislative season. For a series overview, check out “Thunderdome 2015: 120 days under the gold […]...

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May 8, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Abortion politics flare as fetal homicide bill advances

DENVER — Senate Republicans on the Judiciary Committee advanced a fetal homicide bill Wednesday night that, for limited use, would write “personhood” language associated with […]...

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April 23, 2015 In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

Transgender birth certificate bill crashes against anti-gay lobby

DENVER — “Like many of you, I never met a transgender person, until I met my daughter,” said Ben Taylor, an Australian with wiry hair […]...

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April 17, 2015 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Court drops lawsuit against Planned Parenthood, again

  The Denver District Court dismissed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains last Monday. The suit, filed by former Lieutenant Governor and […]...

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August 19, 2014 Just In

Gay marriage: Round Two at the Tenth Circuit in Denver

The U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the second of two gay marriage cases Thursday afternoon, wrapping up the arguments phase in what is the first round of federal cases testing the constitutionality of state gay-marriage bans. ...

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April 17, 2014 In-Depth, Politics, The Beats
House committee uses Regnerus parenting study to defend DOMA

House committee uses Regnerus parenting study to defend DOMA

A Republican-controlled congressional body this week used a controversial new parenting study to argue that the Defense of Marriage Act is constitutional....

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July 20, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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First look: The big questions on your November ballot in Colorado

From slavery to smartphones to fixing our “damn roads,” Coloradans could face a kaleidoscope of questions on their November ballots. With the election more than […]

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