DENVER POST COVERS BOYCOTT

Denver bar customer leads boycott after being turned away while in drag

By Kristen Leigh Painter
The Denver Post

POSTED: 09/19/2013 06:16:37 PM MDT

The Wrangler, a well-known Denver bar with strong ties to the LGBT community, finds itself in the cross hairs of two conflicting laws after refusing to admit a man who was wearing a dress, a wig and makeup.

Vito Marzano, a 27-year-old gay man, is heading up a boycott of the establishment because a bouncer denied his admission Aug. 31, which he thinks was an act of gender-identity discrimination.

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Denver Wrangler protest points to possible conflict in laws

Gay man says bar's policy is discriminatory, bar calls it consistent

By Nic Garcia
September 11, 2013 | 11:19 am
(Updated: September 11, 2013 | 3:04 pm)

A Denver man has launched a boycott of a bar that caters to the LGBT community because he believes the establishment’s ID verification policy discriminates against gender nonconforming individuals and is in violation of the state’s public accommodation laws.

Vito Marzano, 27, was denied entry to The Denver Wrangler at 1700 Logan St., Aug. 31 because managers said his appearance did not match his Colorado’s driver’s license, and they could not verify who he was and whether he was of legal drinking age.

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By Kelli Anne Busey
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Denver man has launched a boycott of a bar that caters to the LGBT community because he believes the establishment’s ID verification policy discriminates against gender nonconforming individuals and is in violation of the state’s public accommodation laws.

Vito Marzano, 27, was denied entry to The Denver Wrangler at 1700 Logan St., Aug. 31 because managers said his appearance did not match his Colorado’s driver’s license, and they could not verify who he was and whether he was of legal drinking age.

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