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Colorado Lawmaker Plans Civil Union Bill

December 16, 2010
Senator Pat Steadman

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Colorado has a state constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage, and had a tyranical Republican Governor who pressed hard to limit any movement for LGBT to have equal rights in the state.  However, times are changing and one state lawmaker thinks it’s time to try and pass a civil union bill.  Republican’s are leary of the bill, but are more open as long as it doesn’t say ‘marriage’.  As you know, our great nation would come crumbling down if the gays were allowed to marry. 

 A state lawmaker plans to introduce a bill next year that would make Colorado the fourth state to recognize civil unions.

Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, said he believes the majority of Coloradans support civil unions and oppose gays being treated unfairly.

Steadman, who is gay, said he expects his proposal to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate, but he’s not sure what kind of reception the idea will get in the Republican-controlled House.

It could be a frosty one, said the speaker-elect, Rep. Frank McNulty, who noted Coloradans rejected a similar proposal four years ago.

“I think that kind of bill would be of concern with the vast majority of the members of our caucus,” the Highlands Ranch Republican said.

But Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, who will be the speaker pro tem next year, said he supports civil unions “in concept, precisely because they are not gay marriage.”

However, he added, he would have to read the bill before he decides where he stands.

via Colorado lawmaker plans to introduce civil-unions bill – The Denver Post.