When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act on June 26, nearly 40,000 LGBT binational couples were suddenly eligible to sponsor their spouses for U.S. residency and citizenship.
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The executive director of One Colorado, the state’s largest LGBT advocacy organization, has found himself sandwiched in time between his biggest political victory – the passage of the Colorado Civil Union Act – and an undetermined day, that, when it arrives, will set in motion a series of events that will solidify plans to usher in marriage equality here.
Politicians and activists wasted no time making a case for same-sex marriage as civil unions became legal in Colorado May 1.
As one journey ends today, May 1, 2013, another begins. Let the jubilation of victory fuel our continued march toward marriage.
A new chapter for Colorado families began today at 12:01 a.m. when hard-fought legislation for civil unions took effect, allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions for the first time.
Even with civil unions and possible Supreme Court axe to DOMA, Colorado’s bi-national same-sex couples will have to jump through hoops
The organization tracked nearly 4,000 couples that entered into civil unions and found couples still lacked promised protections
Civil unions in Colorado mean that LGBT relationships are more out in the open than ever before, but we were getting ‘married’ in the eyes of each other and our communities long before the state recognized same-sex relationships. Out Front will highlight a series of LGBT couples who have jumped the broom, tied the knot, got hitched or took the plunge – Danielle Jordan and her wife Cyndi Adams tell us their story first.
The Colorado Civil Unions Act was a monumental victory for LGBT equality in Colorado, granting state–level rights and benefits comparable to marriage. Yet there are significant shortfalls in protections for couples with a Colorado civil union, cemented by Amendment 43 and the federal Defense Of Marriage Act.
This publication – founded in 1976 and 37 years old this month – was just a twinkle in founder Phil Price’s eye when the birth pangs of our Colorado community sounded out 40 years ago, in October 1973.