Supporters of Colorado’s new civil unions law say a court ruling declaring a same-sex divorce final means gay couples married in other states can legally terminate their relationships in Colorado without uprooting their lives.
Civil unions for gay couples moved forward in the Colorado Senate Friday, legislation that is all but certain to become law as some Republicans raise concern about religious freedoms.
A proposal granting gay couples rights similar to married couples was expected to pass its first vote from Colorado lawmakers on Wednesday after hours of testimony that was at times emotional.
Gay couples campaigning for civil unions in Colorado have claimed their biggest victory yet as a key Republican-led House committee advanced a bill it had previously opposed.
Testimony at the state Capitol continued for hours Wednesday afternoon over a controversial civil union bill being debated in the Colorado Senate.