Colorado House of Representatives Approves Civil Unions Bill


The Colorado House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a civil unions bill by a 39-26 vote margin.

Sponsored by Sens. Pat Steadman and Lucia Guzman in the Senate, and Speaker Mark Ferrandino and Rep. Sue Schafer in the House of Representatives, the bill passed the senate last month 21-14, and today 39-26 in the house.  Advocates at One Colorado worked tirelessly to secure passage of this bill.  Gov. John Hickenlooper, a vocal supporter of the legislation, is expected to sign the bill into law immediately and couples will be able to apply for a civil union license beginning on May 1 as the state joins California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, and Rhode Island in recognizing some of the state-level spousal rights tosame-sex couples

We are proud that this debate was led by Colorado’s openly LGBT lawmakers and their allies,” said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute.  ”Having a place at the table really matters.”

Really Chuck?  Even if it’s at the end of the table with the UNEQUAL and SEPERATE seating?

Civil Unions ARE SO 2001.


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1 thought on “Colorado House of Representatives Approves Civil Unions Bill

  1. Marriage isn’t allowed in Colo., as 7 yrs ago they passed a constitutional amendment of 1-man/1-woman marriage. So they will have to send a bill to the Colo. voters to repeal that amendment first.

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