Two bills seeking to curtail access to abortion were defeated in Colorado’s state legislature today following a press conference during which several reproductive rights advocates spoke out–including some who explained how access to safe and legal abortion has been crucial in their personal lives.
State Sen. Kevin Lundberg (R-Berthoud), who’s running for state treasurer, is touting his endorsement by David Barton, who’s on the anti-LGBT hate list of the Southern Law Poverty Center (SPLC), which monitors “hate groups and other extremists throughout the United States.”
UPDATE: Alliance Defending Freedom and Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute requested a clarification that CCU was the organizer of the event and that it invited Alliance Defending Freedom. The post has been updated to reflect the Centennial Institute’s role as organizing entity. The source for the original assertion was ADF’s Facebook event page, which says: “Hosted by Jeff Hunt, Centennial Institute, Alliance Defending Freedom,” as well as CCU’s website, “Join Jack Phillips, Colorado Christian University, Alliance Defending Freedom, and faith leaders from around Colorado for a rally.”
Speaking at Colorado Christian University this morning, State Sen. Kevin Lundberg (R-Berthoud) promised to use his legislative power to change the rules of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission so that it would defend the rights of Lakewood baker Jack Phillips who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
Many Colorado Republicans welcomed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to Denver with open arms earlier this month.
A coalition of Colorado grassroots groups launched a website Tuesday where constituents can find rankings for their state representatives.
I ran across this post from State Sen. Kevin Lundberg (R-Berthoud). Taking a standard position in the wake of the Hobby Lobby decision, he argues in favor of Senate Bill 283, which would let businesses discriminate on the basis of “the fundamental right of conscience.” That’s shorthand for “religious beliefs.”