A bill to allow civil unions in Colorado is poised for a showdown in the Republican controlled house in the final days of the state’s legislative session. The measure narrowly cleared two Republican house committees by one vote, but still faces one more committee hearing before it can head to the full floor for debate. As part of our Capitol Conversation series, Bente Birkeland discusses the politics behind the measure.

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