A bill to legalize civil unions in Colorado brought out emotional responses from lawmakers on the senate floor on Wednesday. The measure initially cleared the senate. Supporters at times choked back tears, while lawmakers opposed to the measure were largely silent.
A bill that would create civil unions cleared its first hurdle in the state house on Monday. Supporters say it's a major step forward to create equal rights under the law for same sex couples. But opponents worry it would undermine the traditional family unit.