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Lawsuit: Sign-language interpreters fail to communicate

Nicki and Kris Runge have been trying to get pregnant. They're working their way through a multi-year infertility treatment involving numerous medications, evaluations and an egg donor....

He’s not saying no: Udall may release CIA torture report

  Human rights and transparency advocates have been urging U.S. Sen. Mark Udall to release a classified report on the CIA's alleged use of torture....

Colorado on its last month defending marriage ban

Last night U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore ruled that Colorado's marriage ban is unconstitutional.

Solitary confinement by any other name …

The Corrections Department has declined specific comment on its opposition to SB 64’s initial drafting, where they said the nuts and bolts of the policy should be left up to the prison system’s internal regulations. The DOC is part of the executive branch and bristles at the notion of state lawmakers legislating how it should house certain prisoners.

Colorado judge: Cake baker discriminated against gay couple

  DENVER -- Administrative Law Judge Robert Spencer ruled today that Lakewood baker Jack Phillips discriminated against a gay couple when he refused to bake...

Colorado gay wedding cake case moves forward

DENVER -- The Lakewood baker refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple and the gay couple sued. Administrative Law Judge Robert Spencer heard arguments Wednesday and said he would likely rule on the case before the weekend.

Beyond pot: Drug reformers demand end of criminalization

“We are the people that love drugs, we are the people that hate drugs, and we are the people that don’t give a damn about drugs, but every one of us thinks the war on drugs is wrong, wrong, wrong!”

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Defense of Marriage Act, Passes on Prop...

The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was overturned and California’s Proposition 8 passed back to the state in two Supreme Court decisions issued today.

Bill to protect the civil rights of workers fails

Wednesday, House Republicans killed a bill to offer greater civil rights protections to the employees of small businesses. The bill died in committee on a party-line vote as Republicans said the bill would stop small businesses from hiring more people.

Hickenlooper: ‘Civil rights, just like civil unions, should apply to everyone...

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper sent a letter Thursday to gay rights group OneColorado in support of same-sex civil unions bill SB 172. The Governor had planned to attend a rally hosted by the group at the capitol. Hickenlooper couldn't make it and Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee later killed the bill on a party line vote. "It’s important for you to know how important we think Senate Bill 172 is to Colorado," wrote Hickenlooper. "It’s pretty simple: What’s fair for one person should be fair for the next. Everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, should have the same legal rights."
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