Highlights of the priorities of LGBTQ Coloradans and their families

One Colorado’s Legislative Scorecards highlight the priorities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families in each legislative session since 2016. In these scorecards, you will find accurate, nonpartisan information on bills related to LGBTQ equality and how each member of the legislature voted on issues that affect Colorado’s LGBTQ community. Use the scorecard to find out if your elected officials’ votes align with your values of advancing equality for LGBTQ Coloradans.

Several victories for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families during the legislative session

During the 2017 legislative session, we saw a number of victories for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families that were the product of successful, bipartisan cooperation. However, other measures that would have dramatically improved the lives of LGBTQ people were defeated – including a ban on the harmful and discredited practice of conversion therapy and a bill to make it less burdensome for transgender Coloradans to update the gender on their birth certificates. We also saw attempts to roll back protections for LGBTQ Coloradans, in the form of religious exemptions proposals, which were fortunately defeated in both chambers of the Colorado Legislature.

Were your legislators champions for LGBTQ equality?

Call or email to thank them. Alternatively, if you aren’t satisfied with how your representatives and senators voted on this year’s scorecard, you can call, email, send a letter, or attend their town hall meetings to let them know how you feel. Between now and the end of the year, One Colorado will be making sure voters across the state know how their legislators voted on LGBTQ equality. If you want to help us hold our elected officials accountable, sign up to volunteer with us.

Find out more about your state legislators

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Many of our coalition partners also released scorecards! Our friends at ProgressNow Colorado have compiled the votes at www.coloradovalues.org. Check out the Colorado Values score to see where our legislature stands on supporting and protecting clean air and water, LGBTQ equality, immigrant rights, quality public education, working families, and access to reproductive health care.