LGBT http://kunc.org en Denver’s 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Begins Hearing Same-Sex Marriage Cases http://kunc.org/post/denver-s-10th-circuit-court-appeals-begins-hearing-same-sex-marriage-cases <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>10th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver is hearing oral arguments Thursday over a federal court’s December ruling that Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. It’s one of two cases the three-judge panel will hear regarding same-sex marriage bans in the coming weeks.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:39:56 +0000 Nathan Heffel 55323 at http://kunc.org Denver’s 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Begins Hearing Same-Sex Marriage Cases Could Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Be A Boon For Colorado's Economy? http://kunc.org/post/could-legalizing-same-sex-marriage-be-boon-colorados-economy <p>Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Colorado could add an estimated $50 million in spending to the state and local economy and $3.7 million in tax revenue according to a study. Currently, Colorado bans same-sex marriage, offering civil unions in their stead.<br /> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:29:57 +0000 Nathan Heffel 55169 at http://kunc.org Could Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Be A Boon For Colorado's Economy? Gays And Lesbians Seeking Asylum In U.S. May Find A Hard Road http://kunc.org/post/gays-and-lesbians-seeking-asylum-us-may-find-hard-road Even through a long-distance line from Uganda, you can hear the fear and anxiety in the young man's voice. Nathan, 19, is gay. NPR is not using his surname because he fears arrest.<p>"Right now we are not safe," he says. "Because we are hearing some people say ... 'If we get you, we will kill you. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:43:00 +0000 Richard Gonzales 54306 at http://kunc.org Gays And Lesbians Seeking Asylum In U.S. May Find A Hard Road Same-Sex Couples File Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Colorado http://kunc.org/post/same-sex-couples-file-civil-rights-lawsuit-against-colorado <p>Following the lead of similar lawsuits in Utah, Virginia and Kentucky, nine same-sex couples have filed civil rights litigation against Governor John Hickenlooper and Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson saying the state’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:19:51 +0000 Nathan Heffel 54165 at http://kunc.org Same-Sex Couples File Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Colorado Michael Sam, A Distraction? Please http://kunc.org/post/michael-sam-distraction-please Now that Michael Sam, an NFL draft prospect, has announced that he is gay, there's been <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2014/02/10/274652475/defining-masculinity-down-the-mans-man-game">a lot of mumbling</a> that he would be a distraction — but it's really an issue of antipathy<em>.</em><p>What <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20140209/michael-sam-draft-stock/">some are saying</a>, in coded language, is that too many players and fans would hate Michael Sam because he's gay, and the media will pounce on this, and that would be bad for his team and henc Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:05:00 +0000 Frank Deford 54160 at http://kunc.org Michael Sam, A Distraction? Please