Gay Marriage Could Be On CO. Ballots

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- A constitutional amendment to repeal Colorado's gay marriage ban and replace it with language saying marriage is allowed regardless of sex could be headed to 2012 ballot.

A state title board will review language next week to clear the proposal for ballots.

If approved, supporters would have to collect about 86,000 signatures to put the question to voters.

The proposal would reverse a 2006 amendment that said only a union of one man and one woman would be a valid marriage.

Earlier this year, a proposal to allow civil unions passed the Democratic State Senate but failed in the Republican House.

The new amendment is brought by a 19-year-old college student from Arvada who says he was inspired by the New York state marriage vote to seek change in Colorado.

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