State Laws and Legislation

Colorado School Laws

Protects gay and lesbian students? Yes
Colorado Revised Statues requires that schools “are subject to all federal and state laws and constitutional provisions prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services.” C.R.S. §22-32-109(1)(ll)(I)  (2009).

Protects transgender students? Yes
Colorado law defines sexual orientation as “person's orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or transgender status or another person's perception thereof.” C.R.S. § 24-34-301(7) (2008).

Updated: Wed, July 07, 2010 - 11:00:33