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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.

Polis to co-sponsor bill overturning federal ban on same-sex marriage

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis has signed on as a lead co-sponsor of legislation that will be introduced next week to repeal the Defense...

Colorado civil unions hearing comes as national debate shifts on gay...

Proponents of a 2010 Colorado ballot initiative that would establish civil unions for same-sex couples met with state attorneys on Tuesday for a required "review and comments" session, a typically staid affair that normally draws only those required to attend. But this was no usual session. Although the initiative was proposed last month, Tuesday's review comes during a week when gay marriage has been at the center of national news and when developments across the country are dramatically shifting the terrain of the debate.

Ref. I Failed? Just Get A Lawyer And Pretend!

David Harsanyi, a Denver Post columnist who once referred to the outcome of a transgender workplace discrimination case as "government-backed blackmail," is now focusing...

A New Dawn Breaks For Pastor Ted

Today reporters caught up with Pastor Ted Haggard pulling out of the driveway of his home with his wife Gayle and three children. (All...

Pastor Ted’s Degeneration of a Day

As the world seized on what initially appeared to be flimsy claims by a gay prostitute asserting he had a "sexual business" relationship with...

9NEWS Explains Its Mike Jones Story

Two months ago a gay prostitute went to Channel 9 news and claimed he has had sex for three years with Pastor Ted Haggard....

Pastor Ted: “The Farthest Thing From a Homosexual…”

Colorado Confidential wants to know: Where is the veritable blue dress? Last night's Channel 9 Wants to Know report that Pastor Ted Haggard has...

With Ref. I The Personal Is Political Again

Sean Duffy sounds confident when he talks about bringing domestic partnerships to Colorado. "The campaign is right on track," he says.  "All of our advertising...

Rocky Endorses Ref. I, Gay Marriage Ban

The traditionally conservative Rocky Mountain News endorsed Referendum I today, a measure that would give gay and lesbian couples legal rights under domestic partnerships....