One Colorado Releases 2016 LGBTQ Equality Legislative Scorecard

One Colorado’s Legislative Scorecard highlights the priorities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families in the 2016 legislative session. In this scorecard, 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.

During the 2016 legislative session, we saw a small number of victories for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families that were the product of successful bipartisan cooperation. However, other bills 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 exemption proposals, that were fortunately defeated in the Colorado House.

Use this scorecard to find out if your elected official’s votes align with your values of advancing equality for LGBTQ Coloradans. If you aren’t satisfied with how your representatives and senators voted in this year’s scorecard, make sure you vote your whole ballot in 2016 and get involved in our efforts to elect a pro-equality majority in the Colorado legislature this November!