Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Civil unions in session

Posted By on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 2:58 PM

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Democratic state Sen. Pat Steadman of Denver has once again introduced civil union legislation in the Colorado General Assembly.

SB 12-002 would create the "Colorado Civil Union Act," authorizing "any 2 unmarried adults, regardless of gender, to enter into a civil union."

As we know, the attempt to pass similar legislation last session died in a House committee after six Republicans voted against letting the bill go to the floor for a vote — three of those Republicans happened to be from the contingent of our local representatives.

While we have seen Republicans come forward in support of the legislation, it has yet found a sponsor in the Republican-controlled House, as Steadman pointed out in a tweet an hour ago: "Looking for a few good House Republicans to sponsor it."

Tonight, there will be a civil unions rally at the Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado College from 5:30 to 6:30. According to the organizers, they have secured an "Air Force Academy instructor and his wife, who are speaking up for equality on behalf of their gay son. AFA dad just finished a tour in Afghanistan and came home over Christmas. Their son started the Gay Straight Alliance at Lewis-Palmer High School last year, and he will be in attendance."

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