Boulder Declares July 23, 2022 ‘Clela Rorex Day’

Boulder County has declared Saturday, July 23 Clela Rorex Day. Rorex, who passed away earlier this summer, was a gay rights activist who, in 1975, while serving as the newly elected Boulder county clerk, became the first clerk in the nation to knowingly certify a marriage license between a same-sex couple. Before being pushed out of office, Rorex issued marriage licenses to six gay couples. KGNU’s Alexis Kenyon spoke with Mardi Moore, one of Clela’s close friends and the executive director of Out Boulder County, who says Clela fought for equal rights until the day she died.

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    Boulder Declares July 23, 2022 ‘Clela Rorex Day’ Alexis Kenyon

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Out Boulder County and Mardi Moore will host a celebration of life ceremony for Clela Rorex Saturday, July 23, 2022, between 11 AM and 1 PM at Boulder’s Jewish Community Center. The event is open to the public. For more information, click here.

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    Boulder Declares July 23, 2022 ‘Clela Rorex Day’ Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.
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