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Civil Unions Poised to Pass the Senate In Colorado!

The following post comes from HRC Regional Field Organizer Trevor Chandler:

Legislation that would make available civil unions for gay and lesbian couples just passed out of the CO Senate on a voice vote.  Led by openly gay State Senator Pat Steadman, a bipartisan group of lawmakers stood to speak powerfully in favor of the bill. The bill now heads to a third and final vote where, barring any surprises, it will pass and be sent to the House Judiciary Committee.

This has been a prolonged effort which the Human Rights Campaign has been involved with from the beginning. Supporting the great work of One Colorado who has been leading the efforts on the ground, we have been working hard and effectively to pass this legislation. In addition, HRC has mobilized thousands of its members throughout the state to contact their state senators and representatives in support of the bill and make sure that this bill has the votes to be signed into law.

Colorado banned same-sex marriage in a constitutional amendment in 2006, this push for civil unions is part of a broader strategy of overturning that decision.

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