I fought too long and too hard to end discrimination based on race and color, to not stand up against discrimination against our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human rights, civil rights, these are issues of dignity. Every human being walking this Earth, whether gay, lesbian, straight, or transgender, is entitled to the same rights. Of these foster youth, over , children eagerly await a permanent family.
Democratic Gov. Jared Polis put pen to paper on two bills dealing with LGBT rights, including the conversion therapy bill and another allowing transgender and intersex individuals to update the gender on their birth certificate without needing proof of surgery by a court order or a legal name change. Conversion therapy is a controversial practice which claims to be able to make a gay individual straight through conditioning. Often the practice is initiated by a parent for a child. Polis is the first openly gay politician ever elected governor in the United States, though Kate Brown, of Oregon, who identifies as bisexual, is the first LGBT governor to be elected.
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