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.

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 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

News

AP
June 16, 2019 | NPR · Chief Executive Carrie Lam says her management of an extradition bill caused “disputes in society.” Protesters say they want the bill scrapped and Lam to step down.
 

Courtesy of Danisch Farooqi
June 16, 2019 | NPR · A German father fights to find and bring home his young daughter, taken by his ex-wife when she went to Syria five years ago with her new husband, an ISIS fighter.
 

Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images
June 16, 2019 | NPR · Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., has attached an amendment to the annual defense policy plan to keep Trump’s designs on the next presidential plane within budget.
 

Arts & Life

Getty Images
June 16, 2019 | NPR · NPR’s Frank Langfitt wanted to get to know the real China, so he started a free taxi service in an effort to have conversations with a variety of people. His new book is the result of this reporting.
 

Dan Meyers
June 16, 2019 | NPR · A group of women calling themselves the Catskilled Crafters took apart hundreds of donated neckties to make fabric art exploring their relationships with their fathers and the men in their lives.
 

Fantagraphics
June 16, 2019 | NPR · Marcelo D’Salete’s powerful graphic novel chronicles the mocambos, communities of runaway slaves that flourished in the jungles of 17th century Brazil, and all the lives they touched, slave and free.
 

Music

June 16, 2019 | NPR · NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with musician David Schelzel about The Ocean Blue’s new album, Kings and Queens/Knaves and Thieves.
 

Getty Images
June 15, 2019 | NPR · The Toronto rapper celebrates as if he was the one sweating on the court. “I wish that I was playing in a sport where we were getting rings / I wouldn’t have space on either hand for anything.”
 

Courtesy of the Artist
June 14, 2019 | NPR · Carlos Santana is having a big year: the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the 20th anniversary of Supernatural, and now a new album featuring Spanish vocalist Buika, Africa Speaks.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab