Colorado Republicans Cut Off Funding to Civil Rights Commission Over Anti-Gay Baker Case
Colorado Republicans have tabled funding for the state’s civil rights commission after it ruled in favor of a gay couple who say they were discriminated against by a Christian baker.
On Friday, the Joint Budget Committee voted to temporarily withhold funds for the Colorado Civil Rights Commission during debate over its reauthorization. State boards are subject to sunset review every few years in which the legislature determines whether or not those entities will continue to operate.
Although such review is periodic and routine, cutting off funding during the process is “unprecedented,” claims One Colorado Executive Director Daniel Ramos.