Both supporters and protesters gathered outside Chick-fil-A locations in the Denver metro area Wednesday.
A bill to allow civil unions for gay couples in Colorado must survive two more votes in the Republican-led House before it gets to the governor’s desk, but it appears closer than in any other year to becoming law.
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.
A civil union proposal advanced in the Colorado Senate on Wednesday as lawmakers tentatively approved a measure that would give gay couples legal protections similar to marriage.
Lawmakers in Colorado will most likely take up the issue of civil unions in this year’s legislative session.
First of all, even if these candidates feel that way about the gay marriage issue, to sign a pledge making such a commitment during their potential Presidential term is absolutely counterintuitive to democracy.
Gay marriage supporters are free to begin collecting signatures on a petition to repeal Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban.
A constitutional amendment to repeal Colorado’s gay marriage ban and replace it with language saying marriage is allowed regardless of sex could be headed to the 2012 ballot.
A same-sex civil unions bill expected before the Colorado Senate has both sides ready for a long debate.
Colorado has joined four other states in defending a federal law that defines marriage as being a union only between one man and one woman when it comes to getting federal benefits.