Civil Union Bill
Colorado lawmakers are picking through the wreckage of a political implosion over civil unions on the final day of the legislative session.
An emotional Gov. John Hickenlooper wants state lawmakers to debate a failed civil unions bill and he’s calling a special session to get it done.
Gay couples are one step closer to having civil unions in Colorado after another Republican-led House committee approved legislation that appears to have enough support to get to the governor’s desk.
It was a defining moment in Colorado’s debate over civil unions. The House Judiciary Committee passed the civil union bill at about 9:35 p.m. Thursday.
State lawmakers are debating a crucial vote regarding gay rights. A House committee is discussing a civil unions bill that could keep lawmakers up late into the night.
Gay couples waiting for rights similar to those afforded to married couples got closer on Wednesday to a legislative showdown with Colorado Republicans.
Testimony at the state Capitol continued for hours Wednesday afternoon over a controversial civil union bill being debated in the Colorado Senate.