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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (3-month deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Support for LGBT protections by US state

Ranked #1 out of 50 regions surveyed. (Source: PRRI, 2018)

Question: "Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose laws that would protect gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people against discrimination in jobs, public accommodations, and housing?"

 
Favor (72%)

Opposition of religiously based refusals to serve gay and lesbian people

Ranked #1 out of 50 regions surveyed. (Source: PRRI, 2018)

Question: "Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose allowing a small business owner in your state to refuse to provide products or services to gay or lesbian people, if doing so violates their religious beliefs"

 
Oppose (53%)

Support of same-sex marriage by US state

Ranked #9 out of 51 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research, 2014)

Question: "Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally?"

(31%) Oppose
Favor (62%)

Support of homosexuality by US state

Ranked #11 out of 51 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research, 2014)

Question: "Which statement comes closer to your own views: homosexuality should be accepted by society OR homosexuality should be discouraged by society?"

(24%) Oppose
Support (67%)

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…
Added by garrettdietz  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

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
The Colorado General Assembly passed SB-11, the Colorado Civil Union Act.
Added by danlev  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

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, surgery not required.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2020
Legal, surgery not required
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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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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Serving openly in military in Colorado

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Serving openly in military in Colorado is legal.

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.
Added by imullin01  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Colorado

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Blood donations by MSMs in Colorado is banned (3-month deferral).

Current status
Since Apr 2, 2020
Banned (3-month deferral)
Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
Added by JerofDoorhandle  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Dec 21, 2015–Apr 2, 2020
Banned (1-year deferral)
Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
Added by JerofDoorhandle  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

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.
Added by beeurd  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

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.
Added by imullin01  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

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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