Colorado still allows killers to use gay or transgender “panic” defenses. But the strategy could soon be outlawed.
The strategy has recently been outlawed in a number of states, including California, New York and New Jersey. It’s still used in Colorado, though sparingly.
Colorado for All raised $1.5 million for the inauguration and spent $1.3 million -- more than twice what Gov. John Hickenlooper spent in 2015
Colorado lawmakers for a fifth — and likely final — time will weigh whether to ban gay “conversion therapy”
House Bill 1129 would prohibit a licensed psychiatrist or mental health counselor from providing therapy to minors meant to “change an individual’s sexual orientation” or eliminate “sexual or romantic attraction or feelings toward individuals of the same sex"
The legislature denied them four times, so transgender people found another way to rewrite Colorado law on birth certificates
Current Colorado law -- the one transgender advocates have tried to change the last four years -- requires a person to have gender-reassignment surgery and prove it to a judge before asking to change the gender marker on a birth certificate