LGBT

6:00am

Thu May 1, 2014
Civil Unions

After One Year Of Civil Unions, Colorado LGBT Still Look To Full Marriage

Fran and Anna Simon, the first couple to enter into a civil union in Denver, May 1, 2013.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

May 1 marks the one year anniversary of civil unions becoming legal in Colorado. Denver officials will celebrate the milestone with a reception. However, LGBT advocates are still fighting for marriage equality in the state.

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5:39pm

Wed April 9, 2014
Politics

Denver’s 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Begins Hearing Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Gay marriage protester outside the Minnesota Senate chamber, 2010
Fibonacci Blue Flickr-Creative Commons

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver is hearing oral arguments Thursday over a federal court’s December ruling that Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. It’s one of two cases the three-judge panel will hear regarding same-sex marriage bans in the coming weeks.

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4:29pm

Thu April 3, 2014
Politics

Could Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Be A Boon For Colorado's Economy?

Guerrilla Futures | Jason Tester Flickr-Creative Commons

Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Colorado could add an estimated $50 million in spending to the state and local economy and $3.7 million in tax revenue according to a study. Currently, Colorado bans same-sex marriage, offering civil unions in their stead.

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5:43am

Wed February 26, 2014
World

Gays And Lesbians Seeking Asylum In U.S. May Find A Hard Road

Activists protest Uganda's anti-gay legislation in Nairobi, Kenya, this month. LGBT status has been grounds for asylum in the U.S. since 1994, but winning refugee status can be difficult, particularly for people who are unable to obtain visas to the U.S. before applying.
Dai Kurokawa EPA/LANDOV

Even through a long-distance line from Uganda, you can hear the fear and anxiety in the young man's voice. Nathan, 19, is gay. NPR is not using his surname because he fears arrest.

"Right now we are not safe," he says. "Because we are hearing some people say ... 'If we get you, we will kill you. If we get you, we'll do something bad to you.' "

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1:19pm

Wed February 19, 2014
Marriage Equality

Same-Sex Couples File Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Colorado

The Supreme Court of the United States struck down DOMA in 2013. Now Colorado will face a court challenge to its 2006 same-sex marriage ban.
Photo Phiend Flickr-Creative Commons

Following the lead of similar lawsuits in Utah, Virginia and Kentucky, nine same-sex couples have filed civil rights litigation against Governor John Hickenlooper and Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson saying the state’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.

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