STORMING THE CAPITOL: WHAT LGBTQ LOBBY DAY FOUGHT FOR
Representative Leslie Herod, a member of Colorado’s LGBTQ Caucus, spoke briefly, urging constituents to stay politically informed and active, because the legislative process is an arduous and slippery one, making progress susceptible to attacks.
“I think the tide is turning,” she said smiling. “But, we know that our issues are much bigger than just marriage [equality]. We are impacted by everything that happens in this building.”
Shortly thereafter, Herod and other members of the LGBTQ Caucus, including Senator Joann Ginal, Representative Paul Rosenthal, and Representative Daneya Esgar, made arguments for the New Birth Certificate to Reflect Gender Change, the first Colorado bill directly focused on trans rights that would bring Colorado law in line with federal policy for transgender Coloradans who want to update the gender on their birth certificate.