Duran & Becker’s Statement on Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

July 10, 2018

(July 9) – Speaker Crisanta Duran and Majority Leader KC Becker released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. “The fate of civil and voting rights, reproductive freedoms and worker protections all hang in the balance with this Supreme Court nominee,” said Speaker Duran, D-Denver. “There’s

House Dems Pass ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban

April 5, 2018

(April 5) – A bill by Reps. Paul Rosenthal and Dafna Michaelson Jenet to ban so-called “conversion therapy” on minors passed the House today. “Conversion therapy” is a dangerous and discredited practice aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation or suppressing a person’s gender identity. The practice has been shown to increase the risk of

‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban Passes First Committee 

March 20, 2018

‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban Passes First Committee (March 20) – A bill by Reps. Paul Rosenthal and Dafna Michaelson Jenet to ban so-called “conversion therapy” on minors passed the House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee today. “Conversion therapy” is a dangerous and discredited practice aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation or suppressing a

Civil Rights Division Wins Strong Bipartisan Support

February 21, 2018

(Feb. 20) — The House Judiciary Committee voted 10-1 today to introduce a bill reauthorizing the Colorado Civil Rights Division & Commission, in a strong bipartisan recognition of the important role the agency plays in protecting Coloradans against discrimination. After a number of Republican amendments to weaken the CCRD were defeated by the Democratic majority

GOP Blocks Funding for CO Civil Rights Division

February 8, 2018

(Feb. 8) – Republicans on the legislative Joint Budget Committee blocked funding this afternoon to the Colorado Civil Rights Division, which investigates claims of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation and other factors. “The GOP JBC members are undermining key protections for Coloradans against discrimination,” said Speaker

House Passes Bill to End ‘Conversion Therapy’ on Minors

March 7, 2017

(March 7) –The House gave final approval to a bill by Rep. Paul Rosenthal to ban so-called “conversion therapy” on minors and therefore to ensure that no more Colorado children are subjected to this harmful practice. “We have a responsibility to protect Colorado children from the harmful and discredited practice of gay conversion therapy,” said

Putting an End to Anti-LGBT ‘Conversion Therapy’ on Minors

March 1, 2017

(Feb. 28) – Democrats on the House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee voted to pass a bill by Rep. Paul Rosenthal to ban so-called “conversion therapy,” on minors and therefore to ensure that no more Colorado children are subjected to this harmful practice. All six Republican members of the committee voted against the

Love Wins Again

June 8, 2016

(June 8) – A bill by Rep. Daneya Esgar that modernizes state statute and provides clarity in the laws surrounding civil unions was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper this afternoon. “Now that marriage equality is officially the law of the land, Coloradan couples who have made the decision to spend the rest of

‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban Passes House

March 17, 2016

(March 17) –A bill by Rep. Paul Rosenthal, D-Denver, to ban so-called “conversion therapy,” a harmful anti-LGBT practice, passed the House on final reading this morning. “This bill protects Colorado teens from a harmful, outdated practice,” said Rep. Rosenthal. “So-called gay conversion therapy is an imposition of a therapist’s own view on a child. Too

House Votes to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’

March 14, 2016

(March 14) – The House gave voice approval this morning to a bill by Rep. Paul Rosenthal, D-Denver, to ban so-called “conversion therapy,” and therefore to ensure that no more Colorado teens are subjected to this harmful practice. Over the loud objections of Republican members of the House, the bill proceeds to a third reading.

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