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The Path to Marriage Equality in Colorado: Having a Responsible Statewide...

Six months ago, when I left my job as a speechwriter in D.C. and headed west to join the staff of One Colorado, I had the feeling I was about to become part of something big.

Defund fail: A Capitol Hill strategy Colorado’s Frank McNulty can endorse

Right now U.S. Senate Republicans are strategizing on how to get Democrats to help them defund Obamacare. Observers have been calling the plan "desperate," which doesn't quite get at its quixotic nature.

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.

Same-Sex Celebration: Opening Day in Colorado for Civil Unions

Almost a year ago, Erika Highstead and Sarah Musick rented a party space, dressed in their finest and vowed their commitment to each other in front of a hundred friends.

Colorado Death Penalty Repeal Testimony: ‘Flashbacks Still Haunt Me Today’

DENVER— Lawmakers considering a bill that would end capital punishment in Colorado heard 10 hours of emotional testimony here Tuesday, including statements by a...

At gay-rights event, GOP Rep. Nikkel speaks on battling bigotry to...

Colorado state Representative B.J. Nikkel, R-Loveland, this weekend said the experience of bigotry and intimidation she experienced last spring during the debate over a same-sex civil unions bill has strengthened her position in support of the bill. She said that, even though she's not running for reelection and won't be at the capitol to vote, she's confident that conservatives will come to see the bill as consistent with their social values and that next year's version of the bill will pass with significant Republican backing.

Anti-gay Virginia group in hot water for nasty Colorado campaign mailer

The campaign mailer features two men leaning together and kissing. The image comes from a treasured engagement photo snapped in New York city that was allegedly stolen and reworked by an anti-gay Virginia group. The group, the Public Advocate of the United States, dimmed the original crisp black and white shot, replaced Manhattan skyscrapers and the Brooklyn Bridge with hazy snow-covered mountains and cut across the middle of the image with words on a blood-red line intended to mock the couple and attack Republican Colorado Senator Jean White, from Hayden in the rural conservative northwest top of the state.

The Tea Party lives: Lundberg bests Weissmann in GOP bellwether race

"Jared Polis is a far left-wing candidate but Kevin Lundberg is even farther out on the right," said Brett Moore, campaign manager for Boulder businessman Eric Weissmann, who lost in a neck-and-neck Republican primary last night to Christian-right state Senator Kevin Lundberg.

Coloradans like civil unions, legal pot, Udall

Results of a recent survey (pdf) bolster evidence that Coloradans by a wide majority support same-sex civil unions. The news comes in the wake of a standoff at the statehouse last month in which House Republicans killed a bill that would have established civil unions here. The pollster, Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling, tied the data on civil unions to the fact that the Republican Party in Colorado seems to be steadily losing support.

Colorado civil unions battle reanimated old-school Christian right

DENVER-- Opposition to a gay-rights civil union bill defeated here last month was directed in large part by Colorado Springs-based evangelical empire Focus on the Family and the Colorado Catholic Conference. The Christian-right campaign, however, also reenergized a leading anti-gay rights activist organization of the 1990s, influential rough-and-tumble group Colorado for Family Values.