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Colorado’s Gay State Sen. Pat Steadman Wants Civil Unions For A State That Bans Gay Marriage

Colorado’s gay Democratic Sen. Pat Steadman says he’ll introduce a civil unions bill next year in the hopes of making the state the fourth to grant gay and lesbian relationships second-class status. While he expects the Senate, controlled by Democrats, to be an easy mark, the House is controlled by Republicans in a 33-32 divide. Voters passed a constitutional ban barring gay marriage in 2006.