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April 10, 2014

Three-judge panel will decide whether to uphold ruling that declared ban unconstitutional

A federal court in Colorado heard oral arguments in a case appealing a judge's decision that declared Utah's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional.

The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit heard arguments for more than an hour on Thursday (10 April).

They will decide whether to uphold a ruling in a case brought by three Utah couples.

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, who is defending the law, walked across the aisle in the courtroom at one point to meet the three couples seeking to have their marriages recognized by their state.

March 27, 2014

Televangelist also says:  'In Jesus’ time if two men decided they wanted to cohabit together, they would have been stoned to death'

Televangelist Pat Robertson renewed his attack against gays this week when discussing a Colorado baker being sued for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.

'What would have happened in Jesus’ time if two men decided they wanted to cohabit together, they would have been stoned to death,' Robertson said on his 700 Club television show. 'So Jesus would not have baked them a wedding cake nor would he have made them a bed to sleep in because they wouldn’t have been there.'

He added: 'But we don’t have that in this country here so that’s the way it is.

March 25, 2014

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Depending on your desired level of difficulty you can choose a multi-person raft to navigate some choppier waters, or opt for a cruising kayak ideal for taking in the scenery.

March 5, 2014

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has announced his support for same-sex marriage a year after signing civil unions for same-sex couples into law

Democratic Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has announced that he wants his state to join the growing list of US states that allow same-sex couples to legally marry – releasing a statement in support of the campaign for equal marriage in his state.

‘We have advocated for equal rights for all Coloradans and we will continue to advocate for equal rights for all Coloradans,’ Hickenlooper said in his statement for advocacy group Why Marriage Matters Colorado.

January 10, 2014

The National Hockey League (NHL) has becomes the first professional sport league in the US to have pro-LGBT representation from each of its teams

Every Northern American professional ice hockey league team has at least one pro-gay player.

The National Hockey League (NHL), the world’s most popular leaguge of its kind,  has secured pro-LGBT representation from every single team.

It comes as Colorado Avalanches player Gabriel Landeskog announced his support of the campaign in an advertisement launched on Tuesday (7 January).

A You Can Play spokesperson said: ‘Today’s NHL milestone is a step.

December 24, 2013

Greg Lupfer's outburst at Washington State player caught by ESPN cameras

The defensive line coach for the Colorado State University football team has been suspended without pay for two weeks after hurling an anti-gay slur at a player on the opposing team.

Greg Lupfer was caught by ESPN cameras saying what appeared to be the words 'f*cking faggot' at Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday, according to

The outburst occurred after Halliday threw a touchdown pass in the first half of the game which Colorado went on to win 48-45 win.

December 7, 2013

Kathy Svenson caused outrage over comments she made about trans students using facilities that match their gender

A Colorado school board member who caused outrage when she claimed transgender students should be 'castrated' before being allowed to use facilities matching their gender has said she has 'no regrets' on her comments.

 

Kathy Svenson, a board member of Delta School District 50J, was caught making remarks about trans students during a board meeting in October.

 

December 7, 2013

Eight-time US Gymnastics tumbling champion Kalon Ludvigson is using manual wheelchair with power assisted wheels

Kalon Ludvigson is going home to Idaho for Christmas.

The openly gay athlete has been paralyzed since suffering a spinal injury last summer.

He's an eight-time US Gymnastics tumbling champion who landed on his neck while conducting a gymnastics camp for kids.

After the accident, Ludvigson moved from his home state of Idaho to Colorado to be treated at Craig Hospital in Englewood.

December 7, 2013

In ruling, Colorado Office of Administrative Courts judge points out the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop once made a wedding cake for two dogs

A judge has ruled a Colorado bakery discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to bake a wedding cake.

In 2012 July, Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig requested a rainbow-layered cake from Masterpiece Cakeshop, located in Lakewood, Colorado.

The couple planned to wed in Massachusetts and have a reception for family, and friends, in Colorado.

November 24, 2013

Delta County School Board member Katherine Svenson doesn't want trans kids using facilities 'until the plumbing's changed'

A Colorado school board member has sparked controversy in the her local community after refusing to recognize the rights of transgender students, saying they shouldn't be allowed access to facilities which match their gender unless they have undergone surgery.

 

Katherine Svenson, of the Delta County School Board, publicly stated in October that she doesn't support the rights of trans people to use restrooms that match their gender identity.

November 22, 2013

Anonymous recruit has written a passionate and shocking letter alleging the entrenched homophobia of US Air Force

A closeted gay cadet is slamming the US Air Force for saying gays are welcome by writing a letter explaining why so many LGBs feel 'so destroyed'.

The anonymous recruit decided to write a letter to Mikey Weinstein, the leader of Military Religious Freedom Foundation who said the Air Force is a 'safe and welcome place' for all people.

The MRFF is a foundation which aims to ensure everyone involved in the United States Armed Forces receive the constitutional guarantee of ‘religious freedom’.

October 10, 2013

Grieving father had been walking 5,000 miles across the US when he was hit by a driver believed to be asleep at the wheel

The father who was walking across America to raise awareness for his gay son who committed suicide has died.

Joe Bell, 48, from La Grande, Oregon was killed on his walk last night (9 October) when he was hit by a semi truck in eastern Colorado.

The walk across North America was in tribute to his gay 15-year-old son Jadin, who hanged himself in an elementary school playground in January.

October 10, 2013

Grieving father had been walking 5,000 miles across the US when he was hit by a driver believed to be asleep at the wheel

The father who was walking across America to raise awareness for his gay son who committed suicide has died.

Joe Bell, 48, from La Grande, Oregon was killed on his walk last night (9 October) when he was hit by a semi truck in eastern Colorado.

The walk across North America was in tribute to his gay 15-year-old son Jadin, who hanged himself in an elementary school playground in January.

October 9, 2013

The Family Leader has admitted the Western world is getting more and more LGBT friendly

A Christian political organization has said it is better to die than live in a world welcoming of gay people.

The Family Leader, a US social conservative group, made the claim after noting nine recent wins for the LGBT community.

September 27, 2013

State senator Kent Lambert believes Democrats are engaging in mind control experiments in pushing same-sex marriage and calls LGBT equality part of an Orwellian agenda that will lead to the worst kind of totalitarian tactics

Colorado state Senator Kent Lambert has told an online Christian TV program that he believes US Democrats are engaging in a ‘mind control experiment’ on same-sex marriage as part of an Orwellian agenda that could lead to the tactics employed by the worst dictatorships in human history.

‘In Colorado we have a constitutional prohibition against homosexual marriage, however [the civil unions] law turned that constitutional provision on its head,’ Lambert told the host of the webseries Pray in Jesus Name on 24 September.

September 27, 2013

A US United Methodist tribunal will decide whether individual churches and church regions can disagree with the central church’s teachings on same-sex marriage and homosexuality after more than 1,500 of its priests signed a statement offering to marry same-sex couples

The United Methodist Judicial Council will decide late October if its clergy and local church regions can hold different opinions on the issues of homosexuality and marriage and will also decide the fate of four priests who have been charged with marrying same-sex couples.

September 22, 2013

Earlier this month, conservative Christian Kevin Swanson told his listeners to 'tell gay couples to die on their wedding day'

Kevin Swanson, the conservative Christian who wants his followers to 'tell gay couples to die on their wedding day,' is certain the deadly floods in the US state Colorado are due to 'decadent homosexual activity.'

August 20, 2013

Brett Williams sued after the Colorado State Patrol refused to rehire him

A judge has ordered the Colorado State Patrol to pay one of its former captains $768,000 in damages for outing him as gay during a polygraph test.

Brett Williams, 45, had left the force in 2010 to become a helicopter pilot. But he re-applied for his job a few months later and was not re-hired.

He sued.

It seems that during the interview process, Williams was made to take a lie detector test and was asked about a sexual encounter with a male masseuse.

June 24, 2013

Coy Mathis has identified as a girl since she was 18 months old

Colorado first grader Coy Mathis now has the right to use the girls bathroom at school but had to win a legal battle to do so.

The child's former elementary school had barred her from using the girls bathroom a few months into the school year even though she has integrated into society as a girl.

Her parents, who initially had the cooperation of school officials, yanked the 6 year old out of the school and took legal action against the Fountain-Fort Carson School District near Colorado Springs.

May 27, 2013

Mark Ferrandino makes it official with Greg Wertsch at state capitol

Taking advantage of the legislation he worked so hard to get passed, Colorado Speaker of the House Mark Ferrandino entered into a civil union with his longtime partner.

Ferrandino and Greg Wertsch held a ceremony at the Colorado State Capitol over the weekend, two months after Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper today signed civil unions into law.

The law went into effect 1 May.

May 27, 2013

Mark Ferrandino makes it official with Greg Wertsch at state capitol

Taking advantage of the legislation he worked so hard to get passed, Colorado Speaker of the House Mark Ferrandino entered into a civil union with his longtime partner.

Ferrandino and Greg Wertsch held a ceremony at the Colorado State Capitol over the weekend, two months after Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper today signed civil unions into law.

The law went into effect 1 May.

May 19, 2013

In an interview with Gay Star News, writer Jeff Chu takes on Dan Savage and gays who hate gay Christians

Jeff Chu's Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America has earned the type of press writers dreams of. Positive reviews for a work that searches for grace and humility when there is usually fire and brimstone. However, liberals and conservatives have found fault with the work for that exact reason. What can be expected when tackling the third rail of US politics and culture: gay sexuality and Christianity.

May 1, 2013

Civil unions between same-sex couples became legal in the American state of Colorado today

The first legally binding unions between same-sex couples began in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 1 May) in Colorado.

Couples were lining-up since 2pm yesterday outside the municipal Webb Building Denver where civil union ceremonies were scheduled to be performed from 12.01 to 2am, The Denver Channel reports.

April 17, 2013

Horacio Cartes, Paraguay’s leading presidential candidate stated that he’d rather shoot himself in the balls if his son were to marry a man

Paraguay’s leading presidential candidate, Horacio Cartes, made strong anti-gay slurs and vehemently rejected marriage equality, ahead of the country’s election this Sunday.

During a Radio interview, Cartes, said that if his 28-year-old son were to seek to marry another man he’d shoot himself ‘in the balls, because I do not agree’.