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Rank your representative: One Colorado releases legislative scorecard on LGBTQ issues 

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On July 16, LGBTQ advocacy organization One Colorado released its annual legislative scorecard. This easy-to-read rundown of anti- and pro-equality votes by Colorado representatives and senators also offers a summary of LGBTQ-related legislation in the 2019 session.


It lauds pro-equality wins like the passing of Jude's Law, which makes it easier for transgender people to receive a new, accurate birth certificate; as well as the ban on conversion therapy for minors in the state of Colorado. Meanwhile, the scorecard celebrates the defeat of bills like the Live and Let Live Act, which would have legalized discrimination against LGBTQ people in almost every area of life.

The scorecard illustrates how every state representative and senator voted on these and other key LGBTQ issues in the 2019 session, but we thought it might be interesting to highlight the politicians from Colorado Springs, just in case you want to know who not to vote back into office or whose headquarters you want to picket next legislative session. We included the full numbers below, but you can imagine the outcome. Every Springs-based Republican voted against equality on every issue this year, and every Springs-based Democrat voted for it. It's a list of zeros and 100s, all the way down.


However, when you look at the lifetime scores of certain Republicans, you'll notice that they have voted for at least some LGBTQ-positive legislation in the past. Reps. Terri Carver and Lois Landgraf, and Sens. Bob Gardner and Owen Hill all have lifetime scores of 12 percent or above.

What does that mean? Are politics becoming that much more divisive? Politicians more hard-lined on hot-button issues? Conservatives more conservative, liberals more liberal? If you want to scan the data and draw your own conclusions, you can check out One Colorado's entire scorecard by clicking here.

And if you're just curious about the locals, here's where the Colorado Springs-based politicians fell. The higher the percentage, the more votes they cast for LGBTQ equality:

Rep. Terri Carver, R-Colorado Springs
2019 score: 0% 
Lifetime score: 27%

Rep. Tony Exum, D-Colorado Springs
2019 score: 100%
Lifetime score: 100%

Rep. Tim Geitner, R-Colorado Springs
2019 score: 0%
Lifetime score: 0%

Rep. Lois Landgraf, R-Colorado Springs
2019 score: 0%
Lifetime score: 29%

Rep. Larry Liston, R-Colorado Springs
2019 score: 0%
Lifetime score: 0%

Rep. Shane Sandridge, R-Colorado Springs
2019 score: 0%
Lifetime score: 0%

Rep. Marc Snyder, D – Colorado Springs
2019 score: 100%
Lifetime score: 100%

Rep. Dave Williams, R-Colorado Springs
2019 score: 0%
Lifetime score: 0%

Sen. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs
2019 score: 0%
Lifetime score: 12%

Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs
2019 score: 0%
Lifetime score: 12.5%

Sen. Lee, Pete, D – Colorado Springs
2019 score: 100%
Lifetime score: 100%

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