- February 25, 2013
Pro-equality Coloradans will rally at the state capitol on Thursday as the Colorado House Judiciary Committee takes up civil unions legislation already passed by the State Senate.
Before the committee members cast their votes, supporters of equality will rally on the WEST steps of the Capitol (200 E. Colfax) at 12 noon, urging legislators to stand on the right side of this historic vote.
Our friends at One Colorado urge all pro-equality Coloradans to wear red and to bring family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, signs, and noisemakers. Following the rally, supporters will head into the committee hearing, which will get started at 1:30 p.m.
Colorado lawmakers are working to pass civil unions because the state constitution was amended in 2006 to define marriage as only a union between one man and one woman.
A civil unions bill passed the state Senate in 2012 but was kept from coming up for a vote in the state House by then Speaker Frank McNulty. With a new pro-equality majority in the state House under the leadership of openly gay Speaker Mark Ferrandino, prospects for the legislation are improved this year.
We encourage all Coloradans to contact their state representatives in support of civil unions. You can send a message to your state representative now.