Today lawmakers in the Colorado House of Representatives passed a civil-unions bill 39 to 26. The Colorado Civil Union Act already cleared the state Senate in February, and Gov. John Hickenlooper has announced his intention to sign it into law.
Just seven years ago, the Centennial State voted to ban same-sex marriage. The difference now is that, in the November elections, Democrats took control of the House. (Only two House Republicans crossed the aisle to vote for the bill this time.)
“Across the country, we’ve seen a sea change in public opinion on this issue,” said One Colorado’s Brad Clark. “A vast majority of Coloradans support providing committed same-sex couples with the security they need, and these fair-minded folks are glad to see civil unions finally passed.”
Should we be rejoicing at today’s news—or frustrated that full marriage equality wasn’t obtained. Vote with your words in the comments section below!