Civil Unions debate possible in Co Senate

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) - A same-sex Civil Unions bill expected before the Colorado Senate has both sides ready for a long debate.

The measure has already cleared a committee and was scheduled for debate by the full chamber Wednesday. Both sides expected a long floor debate, though legislators could delay the debate if they wish.

The bill would allow couples to enter into a Civil Union so they could have several rights similar to married couples. Gay marriage is not possible here without changing the state constitution; voters in 2006 changed the Colorado Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

Supporters say the bill faces an uphill battle in the Republican House.

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