Deep partisan divide over future of Colorado Civil Rights Commission shows no signs of breaking

Republicans again tried to significantly change the commission’s makeup after raising concerns about the fairness of its current processes and also tried to open an avenue for employers and landlords to defend themselves against discrimination claims by citing their religious beliefs.

Democrats accused their GOP counterparts of trying to weaken protections for those facing discrimination.

“We are harkening back to a time that we have said that we have moved past,” state Rep. Leslie

Herod, D-Denver, said of Republicans’ proposed changes to the commission.

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