In a new video from LGBT group One Colorado, Denver Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried comes out in favor of the state's pending legislation for civil unions, and introduces viewers to his two married moms.
Because the Obama administration is no longer defending the antigay law, the Supreme Court does not have jurisdiction over it, says Vicki C. Jackson. Moreover, Republican congressional leaders have no authority to defend it, she says.
Marriage equality, nondiscrimination, and domestic partnership bills will get a hearing, and a possible vote, by lawmakers next week.
The onetime Republican presidential candidate credits President Obama with winning minority voters over to marriage equality.
A solider who fought in Iraq was famously booed during a Republican debate and has since been an advocate for LGBT equality.