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Littwin: Arguments still seem to fall one way on Supreme Court...

I'm sure the experts are right that the Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision is a toss-up, and that it was hard to tell, after...

As more trans Coloradans land health coverage, insurers work to deliver...

Some Colorado insurers are working to deliver more enlightened health care to the increasing number of transgender patients who now have coverage.

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.

Courts consistently allow flagrant discrimination against LGBT jurors

“I believe that people who are either transsexuals or transvestites — I don’t know what the proper term is — traditionally are more liberal-minded thinking people, tend to associate more with the defendants because, obviously, they have been either ridiculed before or are feeling in a position of being in a microscope all the time and are outcasts which lends themselves to associating more with the defendant.”

BYU students release ‘It Gets Better’ video

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints holds that homosexuality is wrong, which makes life hard for Mormon Brigham Young University's roughly 1,800 LGBT students. According to a recent report, 74 percent say they have contemplated suicide and 24 percent have tried to kill themselves.

Colorado LGBT healthcare marked by fear of discrimination, lack of confidence...

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trangender Coloradans face greater challenges than heterosexual Coloradans do in accessing health care, according to a study (pdf) brought out this week by gay rights advocacy group One Colorado.

Out Colorado Rep Ferrandino to head House Dems

Colorado House Democrats unanimously elected Denver Rep Mark Ferrandino minority leader today. In just over two terms as a lawmaker, Ferrandino has made a name for himself as an open and dynamic figure committed to the legislative process and talented at steering substantive bills through partisan minefields toward passage. He is the second out gay member of the Colorado legislature to head the Democrats in the chamber in the last decade.

Report: Despite legal protections, gay students in Colorado overwhelmingly bullied

In Colorado, nearly all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students polled this year by national anti-bullying organization GSLEN said they regularly heard homophobic remarks and slurs at their schools. Half of them reported being pushed and shoved around for being queer. And nearly a third of them said they were kicked or punched or hit. That news comes despite the fact that legislators have accepted school bullying as a serious problem to address since the tragic Columbine school shootings of 1999.

Quiet Republicans quash Colorado civil unions bill

During an emotional eight-hour hearing on same-sex civil unions at the capitol in Denver Thursday, a long list of witnesses on both sides of the issue told emotional stories of life as gay and transgender Americans. More than a few wept as they talked about shame, discrimination and systemic bias. Others quoting scripture warned of the end times the bill would surely hasten unto the Centennial State should it pass. The five committee Democrats took turns agreeing and disagreeing with witnesses, debating theology, Constitutional history and the horrors of the Jim Crow South and the Holocaust. The six members of the majority bloc Republicans on the committee, however, had little to say. They watched and listened and, without really elaborating their positions, voted as a bloc against sending the legislation to the full House for debate and a vote. They stone-cold killed the bill.
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