One Colorado

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.

Civil rights and community leaders announce their support for the freedom to marry

(Promoted by Colorado Pols)

Yesterday, several key Colorado civil rights and community leaders announced their support of the freedom to marry for all families in our state.

These leaders from across Colorado are joining together to move marriage forward, stating their commitment to equality for all compels them to publicly advocate for marriage equality.

They are standing on the right side of history. They know it’s a matter of when – not if – marriage equality will be achieved in the Centennial State.

Former Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, Terrance Carroll, spoke to why he supports the freedom to marry:

Here in Colorado, we continue to fight for full equality for all people. Gay and lesbian Coloradans are part of our families and our community – they are our sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, cousins, aunts and uncles. Many more are our friends, neighbors and co-workers. Marriage gives committed couples the tools and security to build a life together and protect their families, and no one should be denied that fundamental freedom.

Denver Public School Board member Rosemary Rodriguez also spoke on behalf of valuing all families in our state:

Through my work on the Denver Public School Board, I have met many same-sex couples and their families who are impacted every day by their inability to marry in our state. Parents have expressed the need to protect their children – and without marriage, they do not have access to these protections. It is my duty as a community leader to advocate for these families.

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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.

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