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31 new state laws are now in effect

While the court didn't rule that it was permissible to discriminate against gays or lesbians, it did say the commission treated the baker unfairly in a complaint filed against him, saying the panel was unfairly hostile to the baker, violating his free-speech rights in the process.

As a result of that case, some members of the Legislature tried to alter the makeup of the commission to add more business representatives to it.

Much of that effort failed, but the panel was altered to ensure that it has more political balance. Under HB1256, introduced by House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, and Sen. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, the commission is now limited to having no more than six members affiliated with a major party, and no more than three can be of the same party.

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