A measure to allow civil unions in Colorado is expected to easily pass the state legislature this year, and as Bente Birkeland examines, the tenor of the debate is much different than in previous attempts. As part of our Capitol Conversation series, she talks to fellow statehouse reporters about the new dynamic, and whether gay marriage will be next on the agenda.

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One Response to Capitol Conversation: Civil Unions

  1. John Wren says:

    We vote or we recall! Why do you make no mention of our big rally on the west steps of the Capitol AGAINST this misguided legislation? There is a temporary majority in the Colorado legislature that favors civil unions/ gay marriage. If public opinion has really changed they shouldn’t be afraid of letting all Colorado voter be a part of this decision. Those who don’t should be recalled. http://ReferendumOrRecall.org

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