Colorado made history overnight as civil unions became legal.
Midnight ceremonies are planned in Denver and Boulder after civil unions in Colorado become legal.
Civil unions for same-sex couples, concealed firearms by school employees and proposals about unions are among the first bills introduced in the Colorado Legislature.
Gay rights. Gun control. Taxes. Illegal immigration. The Colorado Legislature will be far from timid this year.
With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.
A federal appeals court in Denver is refusing to block extradition of a gay illegal immigrant who sought protection in the U.S. claiming Mexican authorities persecute gay people.
In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.
Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
Since 2008, equal rights for same-sex couples — either through civil unions or gay marriage — has flared in a few of the most contested presidential states. The fight in Colorado has proved especially bitter.
Gay couples who watched as Colorado lawmakers rejected a civil unions measure are taking comfort in the bill sponsor’s mantra: It’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when civil unions become law.
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