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Colorado asks Supreme Court to uphold anti-discrimination law in case of web designer who opposes same-sex marriage

Colorado’s attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the state’s anti-discrimination laws after a Denver-based graphic designer is requesting the right to turn away custom wedding website services for same-sex couples, according to a brief the AG’s office filed Friday with the U.S. Supreme Court.  This fall, the Supreme Court will hear […]

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Supreme Court will hear case of Colorado web designer who would refuse service to gay people

By Jessica Gresko, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a new clash involving religion and the rights of LGBTQ people in the case of a Colorado web designer who says her religious beliefs prevent her from offering wedding website designs to gay couples. The high court said Tuesday it […]

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Colorado web designer who didn’t want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples loses challenge to anti-discrimination law

By James Anderson, The Associated Press A U.S. appeals court has ruled against a web designer who didn’t want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples and sued to challenge Colorado’s anti-discrimination law, another twist in a series of court rulings nationwide about whether businesses denying services to LGBTQ people amounts to bias or freedom […]

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Sen. Buckner, Reps. Esgar and Ricks: Our legislation aims to bring accountability and transparency to the insurance industry

This was a historic year at the Colorado legislature. We invested in our state’s small businesses and local economies, we worked to save people money on health care and prescription drugs, we revamped our tax code to benefit working families instead of the most profitable corporations, and we invested in mental health care throughout the […]

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Colorado lawmakers are poised to add gender identity and expression to anti-discrimination statutes

By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would add “gender identity” and “gender expression” to anti-discrimination statutes as state lawmakers across the country are introducing bills aimed at curbing transgender rights. There are 21 states with full nondiscrimination protections that include gender identity, according to the National […]

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Federal court weighs whether Colorado law can require web designer to make websites for same-sex couples

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A Colorado web designer should not have to create wedding websites for same-sex couples under the state’s anti-discrimination law because it would amount to forced speech that violates her religious beliefs, a lawyer told an appeals court Monday. Kristen Waggoner, a lawyer for Alliance Defending Freedom, told a three-judge […]