Same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization aren't natural bedfellows, as it were. But do the topics have more in common than seems obvious at first blush? Jonathan Rauch thinks so. In a new Brookings Institution study on view below in its entirety, he maintains that just as states have the right t ... More >>
Today, the Supreme Court will consider arguments for and against the Defense of Marriage Act -- a hearing that recalls the court's part in tossing out 1992's Amendment 2, which prevented bodies in Colorado from recognizing gays and lesbians as a protected class. The passage of Amendment 2 led to Col ... More >>
It's been a long time coming. After a bill to legalize civil unions in Colorado fell short in both 2011 and last year, the measure finally passed the Colorado House today.
Next, the legislation heads to the desk of Governor John Hickenlooper, who's promised to sign it.
This breakthrough delights B ... More >>
When and how should foster parents intervene in court cases involving the children in their care? That's the question at the center of a case that the Colorado Supreme Court will hear tomorrow. It could be said the case started five years ago when the Montezuma County Department of Human Services go ... More >>
Yesterday, the 1st Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals struck down a key provision in the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, shorthanded as DOMA. And while the ruling doesn't directly impact Colorado, where a fight over a civil unions bill killed not once but twice was the story of the just-completed legi ... More >>
Yesterday, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs released its annual report card on hate violence in the LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, and Colorado's numbers indicate a small but substantial upswing. Using data collected in 2011, the study shows that overall reports of violence incr ... More >>
Rev. Mike Morran.At 10 a.m. on Sunday, First Unitarian Denver and seven other Unitarian Universalist congregations will hold services at an unlikely venue: the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol building. The goal, says First Unitarian Denver Reverend Mike Morran, is to affirm family va ... More >>
In May, we told the stories of two GLBT immigrants living in Colorado and seeking asylum to stay in the United States forever. Their stories of discrimination and abuse in their home countries tested the limits of asylum law. On Friday, another local GLBT immigrant, a lesbian woman named Mrs ... More >>
It's good to know that Focus on the Family is still around to provide unintentional comedy when that organization's narrow-minded rhetoric slams head-first into reality. Case in point: On Wednesday during a Senate same-sex marriage hearing, Focus on the Family, represented by senior lobbyist ... More >>
A Washington Post editorial reprinted today in the Denver Post calls for a moratorium on the deportation of gay immigrants who are legally married or in civil unions until after federal courts decide the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
John Suthers.We spread Denver blog post link love.
The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic on John Suthers's dismissal of criticism about his Defense of Marriage Act stand.
Eddie at People's Press Collective touts Falcon School District 49, Ben DeGrow and... Cookie Monster?
At Denver Egoti ... More >>
Vicki Ferrari.State Representative David Balmer apologized yesterday for losing "his cool" in a heated conversation last week with Senator Gail Schwartz; his agitated gesturing got him banned from the Senate floor for the rest of the 2011 congressional session.
But Balmer's temper isn't the ... More >>
Virtual Tim.A trio of worthy posts from Denver blogs.
Tim Tebow gets a toughness ranking of 98 on Madden 11, notes jonmark93 on a Mile High Report fan post. Grrrrr!
Colorado Pols shares Stan Garnett's attack on John Suthers over the Defense of Marriage Act. Defend that.
5280's A.J. Vicens ... More >>
Yesterday, Representative Jared Polis joined colleagues Jerrold Nadler and Tammy Baldwin, Dems from New York and Wisconsin, respectively, at a press conference boosting the Respect for Marriage Act. During his microphone time, viewable above, Plis referred derisively to the "thirteen-year-old, so-c ... More >>
Today in Backbeat Online:
• Flier of the Week: Lipgloss.
• Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of September 14, 2009.
Today in Cafe Society:
• Amnesia wins the Mix Master Bartender contest, appropriately enough.
• Hosea Rosenberg hosts Colorado harvest dinner at ... More >>
A cruise through the local blogosphere. Send thy tips.
What do fans want the Broncos to do with Brandon Marshall? (Mile High Report)
Jared Polis is pissed about the Defense of Marriage Act. But not pissed enough to piss off his fellow Democrats. (Colorado Independent)
At CU, being true to your ... More >>
Jared Polis, king of queens.
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Polis tells Obama to sack up and repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. (Colorado Pols)
Colorado kids are really, really poor. They should get jobs or something. (Kidding!) (Colorado Independ ... More >>