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The Amazing Life of Byron White

February 5th, 2016

On this Super Bowl Sunday, with Peyton Manning facing his (potentially) last game, it’s appropriate to look at someone who achieved on and beyond football. Someone who, with his connections to Boulder and Colorado more broadly, affected our entire country. Born in Fort Collins in 1917, Byron White was raised in nearby Wellington. Being a devoted student, he graduated from high school at the top of his class in 1930, which earned him a scholarship to the University of Colorado-Boulder. His years at CU, time would tell, were pivotal to say the least. Byron met his eventual wife, Marion Sterns (daughter... Read More

How Boulder Instigated Same-Sex Marriage in CO

July 1st, 2015

Boulder County Clerk Hilary Hall was given an order by CO Attorney General John Suthers to stop offering marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Boulder back in June 2014. Her refusal to heed this order instigated debate on the issue of same-sex marriage legalization in the state Supreme Court. The steadfast decision eventually led to victory for same-sex marriage rights in Colorado. In 2004, Utah voters cast their lots in favor of banning same-sex marriage. Similarly, Colorado voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage in 2006. But Utah’s ban was ruled unconstitutional on June 24, 2015.... Read More