Gay Rights

The Colorado Legislature on the first day of the session in 2013 (credit: CBS)

First Colorado Bills Address Gay Rights, Guns And Unions

Civil unions for same-sex couples, concealed firearms by school employees and proposals about unions are among the first bills introduced in the Colorado Legislature.


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Gun Control, Gay Rights, Taxes Headline Colorado Session

Gay rights. Gun control. Taxes. Illegal immigration. The Colorado Legislature will be far from timid this year.


President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.


A gay pride and an American flag hang from a shoulder bag during a demonstration.  (credit: Justin Sullivan/GettyImages)

Gay Illegal Immigrant Denied Protection In US

A federal appeals court in Denver is refusing to block extradition of a gay illegal immigrant who sought protection in the U.S. claiming Mexican authorities persecute gay people.


Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and Gore

In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.


Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.


Supporters of civil unions at the capitol in Denver on May 8, 2012. (credit: CBS)

Gay Marriage Could Be Big Voting Issue In Colorado

Since 2008, equal rights for same-sex couples — either through civil unions or gay marriage — has flared in a few of the most contested presidential states. The fight in Colorado has proved especially bitter.


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GOP Kills Civil Unions In Colorado Special Session

Gay couples who watched as Colorado lawmakers rejected a civil unions measure are taking comfort in the bill sponsor’s mantra: It’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when civil unions become law.


House Speaker Frank McNulty (credit: CBS)

Civil Unions Measure Faces Likely Defeat

Colorado’s civil unions measure appears headed for certain defeat, as Republicans and Democrats are spending the first day of a special legislative session pointing fingers over the proposal to give same-sex couples the rights of married couples.


Colorado Legislature (credit: CBS)

Civil Unions Measure Faces Likely Defeat At State Capitol

Colorado’s civil unions measure appeared headed for certain defeat Monday, as Republicans and Democrats spent the first day of a special legislative session pointing fingers over the proposal to give same-sex couples the rights of married couples.




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