Denver Nuggets Player Kenneth Faried Voices Support for Civil Unions in Colorado

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Denver Nuggets star player, Kenneth Faried, has made a video with his two moms voicing their support for civil unions in Colorado.

“Nobody can ever tell me I can’t have two mothers because I really do,” said Faried.

Faried’s two mothers, Carol and Waudda, have been together for eleven years. Waudda has lupus, and the protections of a civil union have helped Carol care for her partner through the ups and downs of life.

“Gay and lesbian couples share similar worries as everyone else, like taking care of a loved one in sickness and in health,” said Brad Clark, Executive Director of One Colorado, the lead organization advocating for passage of civil unions in Colorado. “The story of Kenneth’s mothers remind us why civil unions are an important part of building the security we all long for.”

Click here to thank Kenneth Faried and his moms for supporting civil unions.

Faried and his mothers shared their story at One Colorado’s The Session Party, an event to kick-off the legislative session and celebrate the historic number of openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legislators elected this year. Faried was eager to voice his support for civil unions as Colorado considers legislation to protect gay couples in the state.

“I really do support civil unions because it gives people, gays and lesbians, the right to make decisions on their own,” said Faried.

“The support of allies like Kenneth changes the face of this conversation. Like so many Coloradans, Kenneth struggled to accept his mothers at first but learned, in time, that their love is as strong as any couple,” said Clark. “Now, he’s voicing his full support for equal protection under the law for families like his.”

If passed, Colorado’s civil unions bill will provide committed gay and lesbian couples with critical legal protections and responsibilities, such as the ability to take family leave to care for a partner, to make medical and end-of-life decisions for a partner, to live together in a nursing home, and to adopt children together.

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About One Colorado

One Colorado is a statewide advocacy organization dedicated to securing and protecting equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families.

6 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. BlueCat says:

    Loved Faried already. Love him even more now. Another quality young man on a team full of quality men, on and off the court. Clearly, Kenneth was raised right!

  2. Elijah Rock says:

    Refreshing – a pro athlete who busts his bottom on the court/field and takes a stand off it. Jim Brown, Duane Thomas, etc. would be proud.

  3. roccoprahn says:

    Wow.

    Like bluecat and elijah, I’m impressed.

    Actually I’m blown away. In a news cycle that has rigged incorrect District Court rulings re: Richard Cordray, idiotic ramblings of conservative coward and self trouser befouler/draft dodger tedi nugent, lazy redleg CR ron johnson proudly displaying his ignorance and lack o prep work at the SOS hearings , cheating pinko State legislators gaming the electoral system in Virginia, Harry Reid caving to the turtle in the Senate, and Vietnam era draft dodging nra head rat and mad hatter lappierre screaming or armed insurrection, this is a GREAT story.

    This kid’s the real McCoy. Usually, Coach Karl doesn’t even want to know a rookie’s phone number, but he STARTED Kenneth last year, that’s how good the guy is.

    Hustles like Julian Hammond did back in the Rockets days, scores like Alex English used to, and plays defense like T.R. Dunn. Allready it’s “what’s not to like”, and now this……..

    He comes out and stands up for his mom and her partner in an elequently aggressive and unapolagetic way, this kid’s got “it”.

    What a class act, and good for him.

    • Colorado PolsColorado Pols says:

      T.R. Dunn!
      Fat Lever!
      Joe Kopicki!?

    • BlueCat says:

      We have an autographed book of Alex English poetry from when he was still a Nugget. Fat Lever, TR Dunn and Alex English are pretty big shoes to fill, even for NBA feet. But I do think Faried is terrific, very much wants to take instruction, learn, practice and get even better. Not one of these young guys who comes in with an over-sized ego from being the big fish in the small pond, thinking he can make it in the NBA on talent alone and doesn’t need to listen to coach or anyone else or knock himself out in practice. Faried has everything it takes to go far including a well grounded character. His moms should be very proud of him am and I’m sure they are.

  4. JeffcoDemoJeffcoDemo says:

    This story put a smile on my face, thanks for sharing with us One Colorado!

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