The Democratic controlled Colorado Senate has passed legislation to create civil unions for same-sex couples. Unlike last year, the measure’s passage is all but certain this session.
After an emotional debate, a bill to allow civil unions initially passed the state senate on Friday. The vote was largely divided along party lines.
After a battering at the center of a political storm last year, the Civil Unions bill cleared its first hurdle in committee Wednesday.
This year’s legislative session has gotten off to a slow start, but that’s about to change. Two of the biggest items for Democrats are scheduled for hearings this week.
One of the first bills likely to be brought up by state lawmakers during this year’s legislative session is one to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples.