Colorado for Family Values

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Colorado for Family Values is a socially conservative advocacy group in Colorado, USA.[1]


It was co-founded by Tony Marco and Kevin Tebedo in the early 1990s.[1][2] Will Perkins, a former car dealer from Denver, is the Chairman of the Board.[2][3] Originally, it was called the Colorado Coalition for Family Values, but they dropped the word 'coalition' after a radio presenter said it sounded Marxist.[4] Some have argued that James Dobson's move to Colorado Springs in 1991 led to its establishment, though Dobson's Focus on the Family is independent from CFV.[5][6] It has also been linked to Traditional Values, Summit Ministries, Concerned Women for America, and the Eagle Forum.[1] Bill McCartney, the founder of Promise Keepers, is a supporter.[4][7]

It helped draft and promote Amendment 2 in 1992, which led to the United States Supreme Court case Romer v. Evans.[8][9][10][11]


  1. ^ a b c Amy Gluckman, Betsy Reed, Homo economics: capitalism, community, and lesbian and gay life, Routledge, 1997 [1]
  2. ^ a b Didi Herma, The Antigay Agenda: Orthodox Vision and the Christian Right, University of Chicago Press, 1998, p. 222 [2]
  3. ^ Craig A. Rimmerman, From identity to politics: the lesbian and gay movements in the United States, Temple University Press, 2002, p. 143 [3]
  4. ^ a b Randall Balmer, Lauren F. Winner, Protestantism in America, Columbia University Press, 2005, p. 160 [4]
  5. ^ Chip Berlet (ed.), Eyes right!: challenging the right wing backlash, South End Press, 1995, p. 93 [5]
  6. ^ Martha Craven Nussbaum, From disgust to humanity: sexual orientation and constitutional law, Oxford University Press, 2010 [6]
  7. ^ Christopher J. Eberle, Religious conviction in liberal politics, Cambridge University Press, 2002, p. 4 [7]
  8. ^ Daniel A. Smith, Tax crusaders and the politics of direct democracy, Routledge, 1998, p. 129 [8]
  9. ^ Glenda Marie Russell, Voted out: the psychological consequences of anti-gay politics, NYU Press, 2000, p. 2 [9]
  10. ^ Paul Ryan Brewer, Value war: public opinion and the politics of gay rights, Rowman & Littlefield, 2008, p. 2 [10]
  11. ^ Steven G. Brint, Jean Reith Schroedel, Evangelicals and Democracy in America: Religion and politics, Russell Sage Foundation, 2009, p. 227 [11]

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