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OneColoradoHouse Speaker Mark Ferrandino, who is openly gay, addresses marriage equality adovcates at the Colorado state capitol in Denver on Mondya, March 3, 2014.

Gay rights advocates rally in Denver, say marriage equality is coming to Colorado

Monday, March 3, 2014
DENVER — Gay rights advocates promise that marriage equality is coming to Colorado, either through the courts or the ballot box. [ Read more → ]
State Rep. Mark Ferrandino made Colorado history today after he was elected Speaker of the House. The gay Denver Democrat is the first out gay man in the state to hold the title.Photo by Evan Semon, Out Front Colorado

Colorado House appoints Ferrandino speaker, first for gay man in state

Thursday, January 10, 2013
DENVER -- When the Colorado General Assembly opened for business on Jan. 9, a transition of political power from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party established one the most diverse political bodies in the state’s history — including eight openly gay and lesbian lawmakers... [ Read more → ]

Democratic majority in Colo. legislature means fast track for civil unions

Thursday, November 29, 2012
They say third time’s a charm. And for Colorado’s gay and lesbian couples eager to have their relationships validated by the state, that just might be the case. [ Read more → ]
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First openly LGBT person to hold speaker’s gavel in Colorado House

Thursday, November 8, 2012
DENVER -- State Rep. Mark Ferrandino, an openly gay Democrat from Denver, was nominated to be the incoming Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives by his fellow state legislators on Thursday. [ Read more → ]

Death of Colorado civil union bill stirs anger, spurs action for November election

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Colorado’s LGBT political heavyweights and their allies, incensed over the death of the Colorado Civil Union Act, are preparing a full-scale attack to elect a “pro-equality” majority this November to the state House of Representatives. Their mission is to ensure Republican Speaker of the House... [ Read more → ]

Gay lawmakers aim to repeal anti-gay amendment in Colorado constitution

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Two openly gay Denver lawmakers have introduced a resolution to wipe away provisions from the Colorado Constitution deemed unconstitutional and unenforced but still technically on the books in Colorado — including Amendment 2. [ Read more → ]
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Colorado House Democrats select first openly gay leader

Saturday, November 19, 2011
DENVER -- Democrats in the Colorado House of Representatives on Friday selected Rep. Mark Ferrandino of Denver to be their new minority leader, making him the first openly gay man in the state's history to hold such a high leadership position in the legislature. [ Read more → ]
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