DENVER — In a state bitterly divided by partisan politics, the Colorado Legislature’s Democratic majority rejected a bill that intended to uphold moral standards among leaders of religious groups at state universities and colleges.
If passed, the bill would’ve changed state law to protect campus groups from being defunded or decommissioned for requiring group leaders to adhere to religious beliefs and standards of conduct. Colorado’s House Education Committee killed the bill Jan. 27 on a party-line 7-6 vote.
The vote followed hours of testimony. Advocates of the bill argued that religious campus groups are threatened by administrators and activists who believe religious teachings —...READ MORE