A measure to allow civil unions in Colorado cleared its first hurdle in the Republican controlled house judiciary committee. Many in attendance say they were shocked when the same committee that defeated the bill last year moved it forward. The measure passed when one Republican lawmaker switched her vote from no to yes, but it still faces a long legislative journey. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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One Response to Civil Union Measure Passes out of Committee

  1. Di Graski says:

    O (Guardedly) Happy Day! Twenty years after the unfortunate passage of Amendment Two, we’re again at a crossroads in Colorado. I encourage Republican members of the House to consider this question: when you talk about “freedom” and “liberty” and “personal rights,” are you only talking about people who look like you and agree with you? Or are you talking about ALL Coloradans? Help the “arc of history bend toward justice” in our state and pass Senate Bill Two.

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