Good As You: Colorado Roundup

07/25/2012

CO baker: 'I'd rather close down my business' than serve an 'unacceptable practice'

Pasty chef Jack Phillips, the owner of Colorado's Masterpiece Cakes, is making it perfectly clear: he has no intention of serving gay couples, nondiscrimination ordinances be damned: "Because I'm a follower of Jesus Christ and I believe that the Bible...

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08/22/2011

Video: Udall (D-CO) marries good intentions with proper vehicle

Colorado activist Sunnivie Brydum gets Senator Mark Udall D-CO on the record for full marriage equality: [YT: Sunnivie] MORE: BREAKING: Sen. Udall comes out for marriage equality [Examiner] In the past, Udall had been a civil unions only kind of...

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04/01/2011

Mountainous state, monotonous debate -- molehill slayed

After a lengthy day of passionate testimony, the six Republicans of the Colorado House Judiciary Committee managed to put the kibosh on a state civil unions bill. Denver Post has the dirty deets: House panel kills bill on civil unions...

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02/14/2011

CO-existence: State senator introduces civil unions bill

While we all await the perfect, another state body pushes ahead with a good: CIVIL UNION BILL INTRODUCED IN COLORADO [Towle] The mountaintop is obviously marriage. But while we endure the hike, the important thing is to protect as many...

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10/17/2010

Video: Ken Buck's most credible science: Ken bucks most credible science

Republican tea drinker Ken Buck really, really, wants to unseat Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet to become Colorado's next U.S. Senator. And he just might win, as long as doesn't start hitting the bottle of Jack or Jim a little too...

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09/20/2010

Video: 'Geneous' plan: Buck wants military to be homo-

Here's Ken Buck, the Colorado GOP candidate who's challenging Democratic incumbent for a U.S. Senate seat: "It's one thing to deny someone access to the military and to a career in the military, it's another thing to -- for morale...

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09/15/2010

Video: Repeal party in our dorm, B-Y-O-

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08/18/2009

Video: Gay freshman pledges Colbert House

Even Better-er Know a District - Colorado's 2nd - Jared Polis [Colbert] But if you think Rep. Polis' funneling is impressive, you should see Rep. Tammy Baldwin's keg stands! They don't call her Tipsy T. for nothing.

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04/07/2009

Perhaps they should Focus on their own house for a while

Here's one story you certainly won't see on Focus on the Family's CitizenLink news site: A man who narrates Christian CDs has been arrested on suspicion of using the Internet to arrange sex with a teenage girl. Juan Alberto Ovalle,...

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02/26/2009

Not Scott free: Reactions prompt Renfroe to apologize (but not really)

Colorado state senator Scott Renfroe is sorry about the poorly worded faith-based comments that he issued on the floor of the state Capitol at the beginning of this week. But not sorry that he made them or that he sees...

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02/25/2009

Video: CO Foe rocks a mean 'froe

The following is not pulled from a particularly scary anti-gay church service, but rather from a legislative debate on a bill that would give same-sex health care benefits to Colorado state employees. But we understand how you might be confused...

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08/13/2008

Threat of an FMA soon to be less 'grave'?

You know Marilyn Musgrave, the congressperson (R-CO) who has perennially lowered the national discourse by sponsoring a federal marriage amendment? Well it looks like this may finally be the year that voters in the state's 4th congressional district say "enough...

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Polls pulled Polis' way

A historic victory came out of Colorado last night when openly gay Internet businessman Jared Polis won the 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary, advancing him to the general election: Jared Polis wins primary, will likely become nation’s next openly gay...

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07/07/2008

Video: Rocky Mountain 'Hi, we reject your baseless queer demonization'

Does the misguided, discredited "ex-gay" movement trouble you? Do you plan to spend the days following the November presidential election embracing "change we can believe in" and rejecting "change that no credible scientist believes in"? Are you fond of the...

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05/22/2008

Focus to Colorado: 'Speak now or forever hold your pee'

There is a long overdue piece of legislation that has passed both the House and Senate in the state of Colorado. Labeled the "Expansion of Discrimination Prohibitions" bill, the measure would update current laws so that they prohibit discrimination on...

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04/14/2008

Wannabe brides extend their engagement

Last September, lesbian couple Kate Burns and Sheila Schroeder protested the state of Colorado's gay-exclusive marriage laws by staging a sit-in at the Denver Clerk and Recorder Office after being denied a marriage license. And then they, being the dangerous...

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12/11/2007

Knock, knock. Who's There? Not Sandra, b/c she offended many and tarnished her good name

What's "worse" than being a "black, disabled one armed, drug addicted, jewish queer, who is on a pacemaker HIV positive, bald, orphaned, unemployed, lives in a slum, and has a Mexican boyfriend"? Well, according to a lame joke posted to...

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09/25/2007

Cuffs, not wedding bands, for CO lesbians

Remember the Colorado lesbians we told you about yesterday? The ones who staged a sit-in to protest the marriage inequality that exists in the Centennial State? Yea, well -- they got arrested: Jealous, heteros? Arrests end protest over same-sex law...

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09/24/2007

CO lesbians to marry tushy with floor

Colorado lesbian couple Kate Burns and Sheila Schroeder are reportedly planning to apply for a marriage license today at Denver's Webb building. And when inevitably denied for the nuptials-allowing paper, the ladies indicate that they will stage a sit-in until...

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03/21/2007

CO pastors to see how it feels to be condemned

Latest announcement from Westboro Baptist Church: Though we hear that the "Christian on Christian" stone-casting will come to a dramatic end when local resident Hater McStinkerpants dramatically posits the question, "Can't we all just castigate the gays?" ****Note: This full...

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02/05/2007

Pastor Haggard looks for pastures, greener

In an email to his New Life Church congregation sent out over the weekend, disgraced pastor Ted Haggard has indicated that his family will leave Colorado Springs and that he and his wife will start taking online courses to get...

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01/22/2007

The end of an 'error'

Sen. Wayne Allard and Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, the Colorado duo who have served as the chief sponsors of a federal ban on gay marriage, will reportedly NOT introduce such legislation during this new, Dem-controlled Congressional session. Most excited about the...

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12/18/2006

Another day, another Colorado pastor reisgns

Christopher Beard (pic.), a pastor who served under Rev. Ted Haggard at Haggard's New Life Church (as director of New Life's "twentyfourseven" youth leadership program), has himself resigned for what the church is calling his "sexual misconduct." Seriously, kids --...

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12/11/2006

Apparently folks got suspicisious after he started looking a little Haggard

Yet another Colorado pastor who speaks out against gays has resigned after admitting that he's had sexual relations with men. This time it was the Rev. Paul Barnes, who resigned his position at Grace Chapel yesterday morning. Sheesh! It must...

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11/02/2006

You look a little Haggard; perhaps you should resign?

In light of the claims that he has had a three-year sexual relationship with a male escort, Pastor Ted Haggard has resigned from his posts as both president of the National Association of Evangelicals and head of Colorado Springs' New...

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Dobson defends Haggard; 'Exhausted' and "Run-Down' still waiting

Focus on the Family head honcho James Dobson has responded to the claims that a gay escort slept with Evangelical leader Ted Haggard. Dobson says via press release: "It is unconscionable that the legitimate news media would report a rumor...

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Escort claims his masculine wiles made Ted quite haggard

A Denver-based male escort is claiming that he had a three-year "sexual business relationship" with Ted Haggard (pic), president of the National Association of Evangelicals, pastor of Colorado Spring's New Life Church, and possessor of the facial characteristic known as...

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10/31/2006

The power to dePRESS: CO paper reverses marriage ban stance

Retracting their recommendation that Colorado citizens vote against a proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel newspaper is now recommending voters go the opposite route. In an editorial message, the paper says: A few weeks ago,...

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10/30/2006

Barber claims CO partnerships will cause gay 'wildfire'; we say: 'burn, baby, burn'

When we read an introductory paragraph like this: You can put a pig in a mini-skirt, high heals and lipstick and call him Angelina Jolie, but he's still a pig just the same. That's just what pro-homosexual activists are trying...

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09/28/2006

Musgrave: Putting 'values' into perspective

As pointed out by ThinkProgress, Colorado Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave (leading House marriage ban sponsor) said at this past weekend's Values Voters Summit that gay marriage is "the most important issue that we face today." An assertion which various soldiers stationed...

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08/16/2006

Comparing gay marriage to man/sheep nuptials not deal breaker in CO gubernatorial race

Colorado gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez is coming under fire for his selection of Janet Rowland (pic.) as candidate for lieutenant governor, since Ms. Rowland recently compared homosexuality to bestiality on a local TV show. On a March broadcast of the...

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06/23/2006

'Forgive me father, for I have signed'

365 Gay is reporting that Catholic churches in Colorado are going to be used to collect signatures for two anti-gay ballot measures, one that could ban same-sex marriage in the state constitution and another that could block benefits for gay...

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05/05/2006

Referen-dumb: Coloradans to vote on domestic partnerships

Voters in Colorado will decide in November if a domestic partnership registry will be allowed in the Centennial State. Unfortunately, however, that potential positive step for gay couples might be joined on the ballot by a still-pending proposal to define...

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04/26/2006

To do: Befriend Tim Gill

Multi-millionaire businessman and longtime gay activist Tim Gill (pic.) has reportedly put up $1.5 million for a batch of television ads that promote domestic partnerships and LGBT equality in his home state of Colorado. Which would TOTALLY make our planned...

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03/31/2006

Covering John Denver the Westboro way

Bored with standard recounting of their pickets and "God Hates Fags" practices, our ol' two step partners at Westboro Baptist have related their recent protests in Colorado by cleverly writing a series of songs set to the tune of John...

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02/01/2006

'Coloradans for Pissin' Us Off' begin marriage-barring efforts

According to the AP, the anti-gay marriage folks at Coloradans for Marriage today submitted the proposed wording of an amendment that could put a gay marriage ban on the state's '06 ballot, pending it receives approval from the secretary of...

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11/29/2005

Bush protecting sanctity of Musgrave's re-election

President Bush will be in Colorado today to help raise funds for the re-election campaign of US Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave (pic.), a former sponsor of a federal gay marriage ban. Keeping with the spirit of the "I do"-barring duo, we...

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10/18/2005

HS cheerleader loses spirit over 'gay' jibes

A male high school cheerleader has reportedly left his squad at Platte Valley High School in Weld County, Colorado, because of taunts from other classmates who have been calling him "gay." In addition to verbal teasing, the high school junior...

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05/06/2005

Cheney to help Musgrave ban marriage for Mary

According to the Rocky Mountain News, Dick Cheney will be in Denver Monday to appear at a fundraiser luncheon for Colorado Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave. Cheney's support of Musgrave is a bit surprising considering she sponsors the so-called Federal Marriage Amendment,...

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05/04/2005

Colorado: No anti-'mo amendment this year

An attempt by House Republicans to write discrimination into the state constitution of Colorado bit it in committee yesterday. The proposed anti-'mo marriage amendment was defeated by a 6-5 vote along party lines, because queers gettin' hitched makes right wingers...

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04/26/2005

Colorado Senate: Dems oppose discrimination, Repubs think it's just dandy

The Colorado Senate has given final approval to a bill that prohibits employers from discriminating against homos in hiring and firing practices. Voting was split along party lines because, as everyone knows, Republicans hate faggots. Oh, we're just kidding. It's...

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04/21/2005

Colorado Senate opposed to 'mo discrimination

Legislation that would add sexual orientation to Colorado's anti-discrimination laws, seems to be on the road to victory in the state Senate, where it won preliminary approval yesterday. Opponents of the measure say determining what is and isn't gay discrimination...

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04/01/2005

I now pronounce you man and duck-billed platypus

Yesterday at a news conference to promote a gay marriage-banning amendment, Colorado Rep. Jim Welker warned those in attendance that opening the door to same-sex marriage could one day lead to interspecies nuptials. That would be a marriage between a...

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03/29/2005

Soulforce: Focus on the Gay Family

On the weekend of May 1, over 1000 LGBT individuals, couples, families, and allies will gather outside of Focus on the Family's Colorado Springs compound, to peacefully protest Dr. James Dobson's proclivity for spreading untruths about the homo-gays. The shindig...

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