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Mark Ferrandino

Former GOP Sen. Calls Adoption By Gay House Speaker 'Perverted,' 'Child Abuse'

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

While many Colorado conservatives were polite and expressed their congratulations to Colorado's first gay Speaker of the House, Mark Ferrandino, upon ...

LOOK: Colorado's 1st Openly Gay Speaker Of The House Is Officially A Dad!

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Mark Ferrandino, Colorado's first openly-gay Speaker of the House, and his partner of nearly 13 years were officially recognized as the parents of the...

Hickenlooper Signing Civil Unions Bill Today

Posted 05.21.2013 | Denver

Colorado is set to make history today as the sixth state to pass civil unions. Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper is expected to sign the civil ...

LOOK: Newspaper Defends Running Lawmaker's Gay Kiss On Front Page

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A photograph of Colorado House Speaker Mark Ferrandino is the subject of local debate. The shot, which appeared in The Denver Post, shows Ferrandi...

John Celock

Colorado Dems Hope To Reverse 2010 Decision | John Celock | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

As the battle for Colorado goes to the voters Tuesday, both turnout and the presidential race are major factors in both parties' playbooks. Republ...

Speaker McNulty Sends Civil Unions Bill To 'Kill' Committee

Posted 05.14.2012 | Denver

All eyes are on Colorado to see whether the special session ordered by Gov. John Hickenlooper will push the state to join five others that have legali...

Civil Unions Bill To Be Debated Again

Posted 04.19.2012 | Denver

Legislation to establish state recognition of civil unions in Colorado is heading back to the Senate floor for debate and a vote next week. Althoug...

Colorado's General Assembly Makes History

Posted 11.21.2011 | Denver

Colorado House Democrats elected Mark Ferrandino their minority leader last Friday, making him the first openly gay man to serve such a high position ...

Civil Unions Bill Killed On Party Line Vote

Posted 05.31.2011 | Denver

After hours of emotional testimony, Senate Bill 172, the Colorado Civil Unions Bill, was killed on a party line vote in the House Judiciary Committee ...

Civil Unions Bill A Long Shot In GOP-Controlled House Committee

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.26.2011 | Denver

A bill that would grant gay couples the right to civil unions will be heard by a House committee whose members include a former aide to Congresswoman ...

Colorado Civil Unions Bill Gains Some House GOP Support In

Colorado Statesman | Ernest Luning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

State Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, on Monday introduced a bill to establish civil unions in Colorado, creating a state-sanctioned relationship for sam...

Frank McNulty Mutes Dem's Microphone As House Proceedings Get Testy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Any semblance of bipartisanship that may have existed in the Colorado State House during the first weeks of the 2011 legislative session seemed to eva...

Colorado Republicans Ignore Democrats' Budget Question

The Pueblo Chieftain | PATRICK MALONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


John Suthers's Payday Donations Prompt Interest In New Campaign Finance Restrictions

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is unabashed about having taken campaign cash from the payday loan industry. The donations and his refusal to r...

John Suthers Racks Up Campaign Donations From Payday Lenders As He's Crafting New Rules

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Charles Ashby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has accepted thousands of dollars in campaign contributions for his re-election bid from numerous payday lendin...

Preserving a Victory on Payday Lending Reform

Chris Romer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Chris Romer

When the Governor signed our bill in June, we thought predatory lenders would be reasonably regulated and military and working families could escape cycles of debt. But then came a July ruling.

Colorado Payday Lending

The Colorado Independent | digg_url = 'Http:// | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER-- Perhaps no issue will underline the divide separating state Democrats and Republicans this legislative session as well as the war to rein in ...

Payday Lenders Thwarting Reform Legislation In Colorado

The Colorado Independent | Mary Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In Colorado, Democratic Denver state Rep. Mark Ferrandino has been leading the charge to to rein in the industry. In 2008, he introduced legislation t...