Civil unions clear Colo. Legislature, head to gov

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- A measure allowing civil unions for gay couples has cleared the Colorado Legislature and is headed to the governor's desk, where it's expected to be signed.

The bill won final passage Tuesday on a 39-26 House vote, with two Republicans joining all Democrats to approve it.

Once the measure is signed, Colorado will join a dozen other states that have civil unions or similar laws.

The bill's approval marks a significant political shift in a western state that traditionally has had deep, conservative roots but has become more moderate over the past decade.

It was seven years ago that Colorado voters banned gay marriage. That means civil unions are the only option in the state, but a U.S. Supreme ruling on gay marriage laws could change that.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 197310671 - nbc11news.com/a?a=197310671