Tuesday, April 18, 2017

VICTORY: Senate Bill 283 DEFEATED - thanks to you!

By Daniel Ramos, Executive Director, One Colorado 

Thanks to your calls, emails, and donations, the Colorado Senate JUST defeated Senate Bill 283 — a bill that would have allowed businesses to claim any belief, including religious beliefs, give them the right to refuse to follow non-discrimination laws they don’t like. Three Senate Republicans joined all the Senate Democrats in defeating this harmful and discriminatory bill.

Take a moment to thank the senators who voted NO on this harmful bill.
SB 283 would have had a devastating impact on Colorado's economy and would send a message that Colorado isn't open to business for everyone.

This defeat is not only a victory for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Coloradans and our families, but for all Coloradans who believe businesses should serve everyone on the same terms. CLICK HERE to tell the senators, "thank you!"

It’s shocking to realize that, in this day and age, we are still debating whether it should be legal to discriminate against someone or turn them away from a business simply because of who they are. Luckily, thanks to the many senators who stood in opposition, we were able to defeat this thinly veiled attempt to give businesses permission to ignore Colorado's non-discrimination laws.

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