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  • Green Mountain Falls church celebrates 125th anniversary

    By Rick Cookson rick.cookson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS ere blocks from the hustle and bustle of U.S. 24, yet nestled quietly in this cozy mountain town, stands one of Colorado's older churches. The Church in the Wildwood, originally the Congregational Church of Christ, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this...

  • Lawmakers: Overturn Colorado gay marriage ban

    IVAN MORENO, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    DENVER — Saying further delays are pointless, gay lawmakers Thursday called for Colorado's same-sex marriage ban to be declared unconstitutional and for such a ruling to be effective immediately. The lawmakers made the comments a day after Republican Attorney General John Suthers'...

  • Hickenlooper, Suthers want Colorado gay marriage resolution

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    DENVER — Boulder County's attorney says the clerk will continue issuing marriage licenses to gay couples because failing to do so is a violation of individual's constitutional rights. In a letter to the Colorado Attorney General's office, attorney Ben Pearlman says recent court...

  • Civil Rights Act: Colorado Springs woman's prejudices evaporate through experiences

    by carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Lucy Bell was not an avid protest marcher during the civil rights demonstrations that ignited a nation in the mid-1960s. But prejudices she learned in childhood dissolved as her life's journey included teaching minority students, marrying a black man against her parents' wishes and...

  • Civil Rights Act: Long-time Colorado Springs NAACP volunteers continue work for social justice

    by CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Floyd Young traveled to Africa in 2003 to see where his family began, and where civil rights for blacks were laid to ruin by the slave trade. Young, now 82, said, "I put my feet on the continent. There was a beautiful sunset. I raised my hands to the sky to thank the old man in our...

  • Civil Rights Act: Colorado woman knew the pain, but never stopped fighting for equality

    by carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Polly Baca has lived the civil rights movement up close in all its triumphs and sorrows. She was there for the March on Washington, the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the rally in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles the night Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. Later, she...

  • Civil Rights Act: A decadelong fight against discrimination ends because 'it is time'

    by carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Patricia Seymour was 5 when her grandmother took her to a dime store in Colorado Springs on a July day in 1964. "We sat in a booth and had sodas. I knew it was a special occasion because we had never done that before, but I didn't quite understand," said Seymour, a descendant of one...

  • 'Hobby Lobby' case draws cheers and jeers in Colorado Springs

    by jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Colorado religious-based groups hailed Monday's Supreme Court decision on contraceptives, framing it as more of a victory for religious freedom than against birth control. But an official with one Colorado Springs nonprofit focused on women called it "ridiculous." Monday's 5-4...

  • Colorado AG demands Boulder stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has given the Boulder County Clerk's office until noon on Tuesday to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses or face further action from his office. If the office stops issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples before that deadline, the AG's...

  • Clinton to Aspen crowd: 'deeply disturbed' by Hobby Lobby ruling

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    ASPEN — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is "deeply disturbed" by the Supreme Court ruling on contraception in the Hobby Lobby case. Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival Monday, Clinton said she disagreed with treating a family-run company like a person...

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