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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 30, 20187min2189

DENVER — Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, a Republican candidate for governor, told a GOP group last week she would sign a bill removing protection based on sexual orientation from Colorado's anti-discrimination law. Her remarks drew criticism from the state's leading LGBTQ-advocacy organization, but Coffman later said she meant she would repeal the protection only if it turned out it wasn't needed anymore.


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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandMarch 13, 201817min1296

It was founded nearly 70 years ago, before the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, and has its roots in an early state anti-discrimination law that dates back to 1895. But now the state’s Civil Rights Commission is teetering on the brink of elimination — or potentially facing major changes to its mandate and authority — thanks in large part to the Lakewood baker who refused, on religious grounds, to provide a cake for a same-sex couple.


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Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 3, 201811min659


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 17, 20184min951

Two Capitol Democrats with a history of blazing trails for LGBTQ equality are among the recipients of One Colorado Education Fund's annual Ally Awards, the advocacy organization announced this week. Gov. John Hickenlooper is one of three All Award winners, and Senate Minority Leader Lucia Guzman, a Denver Democrat, is slated to receive One Colorado's Lifetime Achievement Award at an Aug. 25 gala in Denver.