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.
Colorado’s civil unions measure appears headed for certain defeat, as Republicans and Democrats are spending the first day of a special legislative session pointing fingers over the proposal to give same-sex couples the rights of married couples.
Colorado’s civil unions measure appeared headed for certain defeat Monday, as Republicans and Democrats spent the first day of a special legislative session pointing fingers over the proposal to give same-sex couples the rights of married couples.
Colorado lawmakers are set to wrap up their annual session Wednesday after one of their most heated issues – a civil unions proposal – died amid chants of “shame on you” from gay rights supporters the night before.
A gay rights group is trying to pressure businesses to sever links to organizations like Focus on the Family over allegations the organizations promote anti-gay hate groups.