“In 1992 when Colorado voters sanctioned discrimination against people for who they are Colorado became known as the “hate state” with Colorado Springs as the cultural battlefield over equal rights. The attention affected the economy, hurt tourism and discouraged new businesses from relocating to our beautiful region. Citizens Project led the fight all the way to the Supreme Court to protect our rights. If not for Citizens Project’s visionary leadership, Colorado Springs could not have grown into the welcoming place where we could have a thriving business, raise a son, and make an impact where we could. By being able to be ourselves and accepted as who we are, we have succeeded in giving back to the community that has supported us for almost 30 years. We are forever grateful for Citizens Project’s steadfast devotion to making Colorado Springs a more welcoming place to live and grow. Then and now-your dedication to fighting discrimination of any kind is essential in keeping the door open to those who want to make a difference.” -Kathy
In 2016 Coloradans worked to defeat a bill that would allow individuals to deny goods and services to LGBT people on the basis of their religious beliefs. Such legislation has been enacted in 21 U.S. states and an additional 10 have provisions from state courts allowing such discrimination.
Citizens Project is proud to stand up for the separation of church and state AND the equal rights of everyone in our community.