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  • James Fisher spoke at the ACLU of Colorado Bill of Rights Dinner about how he and the ACLU are working together to stop the criminalization of poverty for the thousands of Coloradans who are trapped in debtors’ prisons.

  • Our membership has quadrupled in the last six months, making it possible to do more than ever to protect civil rights and civil liberties in Colorado. Thank you to all our new members, supporters, and donors, and the ones who’ve been with us for years.

  • Leisel Kemp, whose brother Jason was killed by CSP after they entered his home without a warrant, spoke at the 2013 Bill of Rights Dinner about the ACLU’s legal advocacy on behalf of her family.

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind is an original short film from the ACLU of Colorado about a man who has spent 17 years in solitary confinement and now suffers from debilitating mental illness.

ACLU-CO Statement on the Passing of Civil Unions

March 12, 2013


Statement of ACLU of Colorado executive director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley
on the passage of civil unions in the Colorado House of Representatives

“The ACLU of Colorado is thrilled the Colorado legislature passed civil unions and that the bill is now headed to the governor for signature. It is a historic moment not only for LGBT couples, but for all Coloradans who believe in equal rights for all people.

“We stand with legislators who voted against amendments that would have allowed exemptions for child placement agencies and businesses. Religion cannot be used as an excuse for discrimination under the law.

“The ACLU is proud to fight for the rights of LGBT couples who now have a way in Colorado to establish legal and social recognition for their relationships.”

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