25 results for tag: LGBT equality


Civil Unions / Marriage

Civil Unions / Marriage: What is government's role? You're invited to join us for a special evening as Liberty First hosts a panel discussion this Tuesday May 8th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way, Colorado Springs) enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers. The evening's topic of discussion is: Civil Unions / Marriage and governments role?  This will be a panel discussion with Q & A from attendees in our usual respectful discourse in the best political format in town;  tavern style politics. Confirmed Panelists: Mario Nicolais, spokesman for Coloradans for Freedom Carrie ...


Of conscience, contraception, and contradiction

By Ken Burrows As anyone who watches a few episodes of Law & Order or The Good Wife knows, what the prosecution raises on direct examination at trial is open to cross-examination by the defense. I thought about this recently with regard to the issue of  religious institutions being mandated to provide contraceptive insurance coverage to their employees, something the institutions found to be in violation of their conscience. They insisted they be given an exemption from such a mandate on those conscience grounds. As is said in court, having raised the issue, they make it fair game for cross-examination. Before I do that cross, I will point out ...

LGBT Equality: How Does Colorado Stack Up?

Citizens Project celebrated the recent overturning of Proposition 8, California’s anti-gay marriage law, and it made us wonder; how do California’s LGBT laws stack up to Colorado’s? Colorado had two items on the 2006 ballot regarding same-sex marriage.  Referendum I was a proposed law that would have “legalize[d] domestic partnerships, providing same-sex couples the opportunity to obtain the legal protections and responsibilities granted to married couples under Colorado law.” (CNN) The other item on the ballot was Amendment 43, which would have defined marriage as being between a man and a woman.  Amendment 43 passed with 56% of the ...

There’s an app for that? HRC’s “Buying for Equality” iPhone app

Thanks Amy Gillentine at the Colorado Springs Business Journal for reporting: The Human Rights Campaign released the first-ever “Buying for Equality” iPhone application. This guide will allow shoppers to access its guide for equality as they are shopping to see how hundreds of popular American brands are rated based on the businesses’ treatment of their LGBT employees. Now let's make the City of Colorado Springs eligible for inclusion on the "good list" by passing Plus One employee health benefits, which includes domestic partners (gay and straight)! Here is the latest Gazette Opinion piece in support.