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Colorado passes
gay rights law

Colorado passes
gay rights law

A bill banning workplace discrimination against gays was signed into law last Friday in Colorado by Gov. Bill Ritter. The state will become the 20th state in the nation to make such discrimination illegal, according to the Human Rights Campaign. "Once this bill is signed into law, Colorado will be a freer and fairer place for its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents," HRC President Joe Solmonese said in a press release when the bill was initially pushed in the state senate.State senator Jen Veiga has fought to get the law in the book for a decade. Two legislative votes in 2005 and 2006 were vetoed by then-governor, Bill Owens, a Republican.

The newest anti-discrimination law will join others which bar unfair treatment in the workplace based on race, age, or disability. (The Advocate)

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