Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, no restrictions
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✔ Legal
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Ambiguous
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Colorado

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Homosexual activity in Colorado is legal.

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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Same-sex marriage in Colorado is legal.

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 (marriage rights)
The Colorado General Assembly passed SB-11, the Colorado Civil Union Act.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Colorado

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Colorado is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
There are no laws that censor the LGBTQ community in Colorado.

Colorado actually requires schools to teach students about the LGBTQ community.
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Right to change legal gender in Colorado

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Right to change legal gender in Colorado is legal, no restrictions.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2020
Legal, no restrictions
Rule 5 CCR 1006-1 states that Colorado citizens can update their birth certificate and driver’s license to include their correct gender information.
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Gender-affirming care in Colorado

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Gender-affirming care in Colorado is legal.

Current status
Since 2023
Legal
Colorado became the first state to offer gender affirming care coverage for employees. Colorado has also passed a bill making it legal to get gender affirming care and protecting those who come from states that have banned it.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Colorado

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Colorado is recognized.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2020
Recognized
Jude’s Law lets a person who does not identify as male or female to check an ‘X’ box on a Colorado issued driver’s license or identification. This law also allows for a new birth certificate with the correct information to be issued to the individual.
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LGBT discrimination in Colorado

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LGBT discrimination in Colorado is illegal.

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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LGBT employment discrimination in Colorado is sexual orientation and gender identity.

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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LGBT housing discrimination in Colorado is sexual orientation and gender identity.

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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Same-sex adoption in Colorado

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Same-sex adoption in Colorado is legal.

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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Intersex infant surgery in Colorado

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Intersex infant surgery in Colorado is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Colorado has not enacted an specific bill for intersex infant surgery, however hospitals offer it. Hospitals categories these surgeries as DSDs (Disorders of Sex Development). Several credible studies have come out about DSDs.

Serving openly in military in Colorado

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Serving openly in military in Colorado is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 25, 2020
Legal
President Biden removed former President Trumps ban on transgender people serving in the military, transgender people are still allowed to serve as of 2024.
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Jul 26, 2017–Jan 25, 2020
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses
Sources:
aclu.org/news/lgbtq-rights/…
americanoversight.org/docum…
documentcloud.org/documents… *Documents of the emails that the service members asking about the ban*
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Sep 20, 2011–Jul 26, 2017
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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Jul 19, 1993–Sep 20, 2011
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Former President Bill Clinton signed Don't Ask Don't Tell in 1993, removing the ability for LGBTQ people to serve. Some members were dishonorably discharged due to it.
Sources:
catalog.archives.gov/id/122244870 *official document for DADT signed by Former President Clinton*
gao.gov/assets/nsiad-92-98.pdf *study from 1992 to 1998*
history.com/news/dont-ask-d…
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Blood donations by MSMs in Colorado

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Blood donations by MSMs in Colorado is legal.

Current status
Since May 11, 2023
Legal
The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
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Apr 2, 2020–May 11, 2023
Banned (less than 6-month deferral)
Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
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Dec 21, 2015–Apr 2, 2020
Banned (1-year deferral)
Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
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1983–Dec 21, 2015
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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Conversion therapy in Colorado

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Conversion therapy in Colorado is banned.

Current status
Since May 31, 2019
Banned
Conversion Therapy is banned for people under the age of 18. It is also considered a "deceptive trade practice" to advertise such services.
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Until May 30, 2019
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.
Mar 13, 2015–Sep 19, 2018
Ambiguous
Only banned in few cities. State conversion therapy ban pending.

Equal age of consent in Colorado

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Equal age of consent in Colorado is equal.

Current status
Equal
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