The Senate in Colorado has approved a civil unions bill that will now need a final vote before moving on to the House.
In 2006, Colorado voted to ban marriage equality even though a poll from around the same time showed 62 percent of people in the state were in favor of marriage equality (including 55 percent of Republicans). The Colorado House is Republican-controlled, so there’s no certainty that the civil unions measure will make it through.
“Civil unions are about commitment,” Brad Clark, executive director of One Colorado, said in a statement. “They’re about responsibility. And they’re about being able to take care of the one you love. Today’s bipartisan vote in the Senate affirms the dignity of all loving families in the state. We look forward to a fair hearing in the House. Issues with overwhelming public support like civil unions deserve an up-or-down vote by all of our Representatives.”
Go Colorado go!