Republican Cynthia Coffman, Former Colorado Attorney General, Shares Journey Toward Supporting LGBTQ Protections

By Adam Polaski • November 12, 2020 • 9:54 am

“There were times when I would look around and think, ‘Hmm, there’s not a single other Republican here.’ And now, that’s not the case. We’re making progress, and more people are using their voices who are Republicans.”

That’s Cynthia H. Coffman, the former Attorney General of Colorado, talking about her attendance at events celebrating the LGBTQ community. As a Republican who’s worked toward building communities where all LGBTQ people can thrive, Cynthia has had a front-row seat to how many of her fellow conservatives have journeyed toward supporting dignity and respect for all LGBTQ Americans.

That’s a message that comes through in a new video from Conservatives Against Discrimination, featuring Cynthia! Click here to watch and share the video. Big thanks to the team at One Colorado for partnering with us on this video. 

Cynthia is one of more than three dozen Republican thought leaders and elected officials who signed onto a “friend-of-the-court” brief supporting LGBTQ nondiscrimination in the Fulton v. Philadelphia case, which the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in just last week. Her voice and the voices of conservatives like her will be vital as we push forward in this case and in the campaign for nondiscrimination nationwide. 

Even now, at this time of deep political polarization, we’re seeing the country come together on the issue of LGBTQ nondiscrimination and call for federal protections nationwide. “When we connect with people who are fighting for their own individual rights, I think we see issues differently,” Cynthia says in our new video. “We see personalization and not the politicization of issues around equality. And that human element, that’s what will change things and advance things.” 

Take a moment to watch the video and share it with your friends and family. And thank you for being in this work with us.

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