Postedon Sep 30, 2010 at 08:15 am
The New York Times editorial board criticizes campaigns against justices around the country, including an anti-gay campaign against the three Iowa Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of marriage for lesbian and gay couples in the state.
Postedon Aug 17, 2010 at 02:00 pm
The Denver City Council went on record Monday as supporting proposed federal legislation that would allow gay people to seek legal residency in the United States for their partners living in other countries.
Postedon May 28, 2010 at 11:17 am
For the second time in three weeks, a federal judge in Boston heard arguments in a lawsuit that asks the court to strike down a significant part of the federal so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Postedon Apr 26, 2010 at 09:59 am
Jim Daly of Focus on the Family: "There's a lot of people in the U.S. [who] basically come to the conclusion that this [the freedom to marry] is something between two adults. I will continue to defend traditional marriage, but I'm not going to demean human beings for the process."
Postedon Sep 09, 2009 at 11:02 pm
Advances in Iowa and Colorado—where it took a coordinated and determined coalition of progressive voters and donors to oust antigay state representative Danny Carroll and Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave -- are a perfect model for the first step in winning full federal equality. But what comes next? The Gill Action Fund’s Tim Gill and Patrick Guerriero have it all mapped out. [Link]
Postedon Jul 01, 2009 at 09:31 pm
July 1, 2009
In April, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed a bill that gives unmarried couples the right to enter into "designated beneficiary agreements," which guarantee many of the rights usually reserved for husbands and wives. The law goes into effect today. These rights apply to both opposite sex and same sex couples. Colorado and Hawaii are the only states that offer these types of agreements. Colorado's law is based on Hawaii's "reciprocal beneficiaries" program, which began in 1997. The main difference is that in Colorado, one person can designate another as a beneficiary even if that designation is not reciprocated. Beyond the added legal security, the law is seen as an important step toward bringing same-sex couples equal rights. [Link]
Postedon May 18, 2009 at 09:42 am
May 17, 2009
Ethan McNamee -- a 9-year-old Colo. boy -- led the organization of an LGBT equality rally (with the support of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado) that took place at the Denver Capitol Saturday. The idea first came to Ethan thanks to his neighbors, a lesbian couple he described as "the nicest people in the world." He didn't think it was right they aren't allowed to get married. [Link]
Postedon Feb 24, 2009 at 10:14 am
Postedon Jan 16, 2009 at 12:16 pm
January 15, 2009
A bill introduced Wednesday to the Colo. legislature could result in the state offering insurance benefits to partners of gay state employees. Openly gay Colo. Rep. Mark Ferrandino: "It's about equity and equality, and it's about competing in the marketplace as more and more employers offer it." [Link]