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High school volleyball coach says Valor Christian forced him out for being gay

School officials say his sexuality does not align with Valor beliefs

Education

Jack Phillips appeals Colorado court’s ruling on gender transition cake

Judge A. Bruce Jones ruled that attorney Autumn Scardina was denied a cake that was blue on the outside and pink on the inside to celebrate her gender transition on her birthday because of her transgender status in violation of the law

News

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

The Colorado Solicitor General has previously questioned whether Lorie Smith should even be allowed to challenge the law since she had not started offering wedding websites yet.

Crime and Courts

SunLit interview: Author wrote “the kind of book I always wanted to read but could never find”

David R. Slayton, a high school dropout and gay, found plotlines in his impoverished youth and melded them with fantasy -- plus his study of Denver history

SunLit

Littwin: The timing couldn’t be better for Carl Nassib to be the first active NFL player to come out as gay

As the 6-foot-7, 275-pound defensive end for the Las Vegas Raiders takes a giant step forward, it’s with the hope that in 2021, the era of the activist athlete, it’s the bigot who draws the scorn.

Opinion Columns

Masterpiece Cakeshop baker fined $500 for refusing to make a cake celebrating a woman’s gender transition

Alliance Defending Freedom, which is defending baker Jack Phillips, said it would appeal the ruling.

Business

Nicolais: Anti-transgender activists should take a lesson from Colorado

Scoring short-term political points among the conservative base at the cost of LGBTQ equality is a losing proposition

Opinion Columns

“Everyone is being crazy”: Conservative Delta County erupts over an effort to teach sexual education

A task force spent two years drafting a curriculum that was ultimately rejected by the Delta County School District 50J board last week amid dueling rallies and big tensions

Education

“The best day in two years”: Colorado Army captain celebrates Biden’s repeal of transgender military ban

Capt. Alivia Stehlik came out before the ban began in 2017. She hopes the repeal will lead to more gains for trans soldiers.

News

Colorado Supreme Court updates definition of common-law marriage to include LGBTQ, nontraditional couples

Three rulings issued Monday broaden criteria for common-law marriage, address situations where couples don’t agree on marriage status

Crime and Courts

Opinion: In Mike Pence, evangelicals had their “24-karat-gold” man in the White House

Opinion Columns

Nicolais: A Colorado Supreme Court justice put principle over personal preference in two recent cases

By choosing to write dissents in two anti-discrimination cases before the Colorado Supreme Court, Marquez showed exceptional judicial restraint

Opinion Columns

With coronavirus nixing gatherings, LGBTQ+ Coloradans seek new ways to foster belonging

LGBTQ+ people feel some impacts of the pandemic more sharply than the general population, but there have been silver linings to the shutdown

Coronavirus

As HIV infection rates rise in Colorado, pharmacies can now prescribe preventative pills

Medication to protect people from contracting HIV was approved in 2012, but public health officials want to increase access to the drug

Health

Opinion: Ban flavored tobacco to protect health of LGBTQ community

Opinion Columns

Littwin: Yes, Trump used Barrett’s swearing-in ceremony to taunt his opponents one more time

Who knows what the ramifications of a conservative court will be? Would the threat of overturning Roe influence voters on anti-abortion Prop. 115?

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Our freedom is threatened by a shift at the Supreme Court

Opinion Columns

Nicolais: The ad attacking Brianna Titone is an ugly miscalculation

Focusing on the gender of Colorado’s first transgender legislator is both bad politics and dumb

Opinion Columns

Weiser: Ruth Bader Ginsburg showed us how to find common ground, even when we disagree

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Coloradans are proud to support the fight for the rule of law

Opinion Columns
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