- February 13, 2013
Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing
The Colorado House will now vote on a civil unions bill, after the legislation fully passed the Senate on Monday.
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.
Advocates at One Colorado are leading the campaign to pass this critical legislation, perhaps before Valentine’s Day. Help pass civil unions in Colorado by contacting your state representative today in support of civil unions.