State

  • Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Colorado

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Current status
(since Apr 15, 1974)
Legal
People v. Gibson, Colorado Supreme Court (1974)
Sources:
521 P.2d 774 (1974) Colorado Supreme Court. leagle.com/decision/1974129…
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Same-sex marriage in Colorado

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Current status
(since Jun 26, 2015)
Legal
The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
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May 1, 2013–Jun 26, 2015
Civil unions
The Colorado General Assembly passed SB-11, the Colorado Civil Union Act.
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Right to change legal gender in Colorado

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Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
to change birth certificate. Changes pending. Non binary options pending.
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Same-sex adoption in Colorado

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Current status
(since Aug 4, 2004)
Legal
Any adults are permitted to petition jointly or individually before the court to request adoption, regardless of sexual orientation. §19-5-202.

Second-parent adoption by same-sex couples is permitted per Colo. Rev. §19-5-203 et seq.
Sources:
leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/…
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/colorado
§19-5-202
Colo. Rev. §19-5-203 et seq.
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LGBT discrimination in Colorado

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Current status
Illegal
People are protected from discrimination based upon both sexual orientation and gender identification.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Colorado

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Current status
(since 2007)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
State law provides for protections against employment discrimination in regards to both sexual orientation and gender identification.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Colorado

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Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
This state explicitly bans housing discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identification.

Additionally, the Human Rights Campaign states, "The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires grantees and participants of HUD programs to comply with local and state non-discrimination laws that include sexual orientation and gender identity.
HUD also prohibits inquiries regarding the sexual orientation or gender identity of a prospective tenant or applicant for assisted
housing in every state (March 2012)."
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Colorado

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Current status
(since Sep 20, 2011)
Legal
Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Colorado

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Jan 1, 1983–Nov 26, 2017
Banned (1-year deferral)
From a recent ruling by the FDA.
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since 1983)
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Ban on blood donations from MSMs applies to any man who has had sex, even once, with another man on or after January 1, 1977.
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Equal age of consent in Colorado

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Current status
Equal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Colorado

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Mar 13, 2015–Jul 7, 2018
Not banned
Only banned in few cities. State conversion therapy ban pending.
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Current status
Ambiguous
Conversion Therapy is currently legal. No law currently bans it, despite organizations such as the American Psychological Association denouncing it. Though it's not actually ambiguous (It is in fact legal), this is the best indicator of the available options.
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