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.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

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.

News

July 29, 2015 | NPR · The Hamilton County Prosecutor said the shooting of Sam Dubose was “asinine” and “totally unwarranted.” Officer Ray Tensing, the prosecutor said, should have never been an officer.
 

Microsoft
July 29, 2015 | NPR · The new operating system includes user-friendly features, such as a personal assistant named Cortana. But its Wi-Fi Sense feature has sparked security concerns.
 

iStockphoto
July 29, 2015 | NPR · Thirteen novels are in the hunt for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.’s biggest literary award. The Booker is open to Americans for only the second year, and this year’s list pits rookies against titans.
 

Arts & Life

iStockphoto
July 29, 2015 | NPR · Thirteen novels are in the hunt for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.’s biggest literary award. The Booker is open to Americans for only the second year, and this year’s list pits rookies against titans.
 

Comedy Central
July 29, 2015 | NPR · From Luther the “anger translator” for President Obama to everyday situations, Key and Peele have put code-switching front and center in their comedy show.
 

Courtesy of Fantagraphics
July 29, 2015 | NPR · Cartoonist Ed Piskor has just put out the new book in his award-winning Hip Hop Family Tree series. It’s an exhaustive, good-natured look at the birth of hip-hop that avoids the pitfall of voyeurism.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
July 29, 2015 | NPR · On the brink of what scientists call the “sixth mass extinction,” an experimental metal band matches a sublime track with kaleidoscopic images of glitches and decay.
 

Adam Kissick for NPR
July 29, 2015 | NPR · The Los Angeles band’s Newport Folk Festival appearance was jubilant and loud. Listen to a 12-song set including songs from Lord Huron’s latest album, Strange Trails.
 

Getty Images
July 29, 2015 | NPR · One of the foremost architects of New York rap has been decorating this planet since the late ’80s.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab