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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJune 19, 20178min1267

Colorado has some of the nation’s toughest non-discrimination laws but still has work to do, Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said at a Denver rally for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered equality Sunday. Coffman, the lone Republican on a stage filled with Democratic elected officials and candidates, told the crowd she could also be the only Republican attorney general in the country taking part in an LGBT pride event.


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John TomasicJohn TomasicMarch 8, 20175min467

It’s a different state Senate this year. It’s more cordial. It’s less political. Leadership is respected and respectful. So maybe this is the year, said freshman state Sen. Steve Fenberg, a Boulder Democrat. Fenberg is the upper chamber sponsor of a bill that would ban so-called gay conversion therapy in the state, a bill that has been passed in the Democratic-controlled House and killed in the Republican-controlled Senate two years in a row. “Maybe I’m naively hopeful,” said Fenberg. “It’s my first year here, I know, but clearly there has been progress [on gay rights] in the last few years, and I think that this is a really important issue for the times we’re living in — really important that the state pass protections for LGBT Coloradans, and particularly LGBT children.”


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John TomasicJohn TomasicMarch 7, 20177min997

An effort three years running in Colorado to ban gay conversion therapy moved forward on Tuesday. All 37 state House Democrats and one Republican voted in favor of sending the proposal to the Republican-controlled Senate. Sponsor, Rep. Paul Rosenthal, a Denver Democrat and co-founder of the legislative LGBT caucus, was hopeful that this year’s bill, <a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/HB17-1156" target="_blank">HB-1156</a>, might receive the kind of welcome in the Senate that doesn't spell immediate doom.