COLORADO UPDATE: Stop the Legislature from Pushing Kids to Change Gender

April 18

We have good news and bad news to report on the stunningly bad Colorado bill that we told you about a few weeks ago.

First, the bad news.  House Bill 1245 — which essentially pushes sexually confused kids toward gender change — advanced through the state House, though that’s not a huge surprise considering the political situation there.

But now, the good news.  The bill is going to be heard on Monday in a Senate committee that is more favorable and gives us the best shot to defeat it.  Together, we must win this battle on Monday!  The further good news is that HUNDREDS of you responded to our last alert.  If you make your voice heard again – and spread the word – there is a strong chance it can be stopped in this committee.

As a reminder, this bill is what is known as a “therapy ban.”  It would ban professional counseling for children and teens who are struggling with their gender identity.  But the ban would ONLY forbid counseling that is designed to help them identify with their birth sex.

In other words, counseling that encourages them to change their gender – even to go through irreversible sex-change operations – would be protected by the state.  But counseling to help them accept their God-given birth sex would be outlawed.

Incredibly, such laws have already passed in California and a few other states.  But it has also been stopped in many.  That’s why your help is so urgently needed!

The bill would also affect counseling for unwanted same-sex attraction.  This type of counseling has helped thousands of young people deal with unwanted same-sex attraction, which often arises out of sexual abuse.  But if HB 1245 passes, these young people will only be allowed to get counseling that encourages homosexuality.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Please click here to send a note to each committee member that will be voting on this bill on Monday, plus your own state senator. You can reach them all with just a click at our Action Center.
  • Please pass this email along to friends so they can make their voice heard as well. Let other Coloradans know that this is where they can draw the line and stop the drift toward California nonsense!

Thank you for taking action!

The Family Policy Alliance Team