Colorado may be on the verge of passing civil unions legislation

It’s nice to know there’s some good news out there too.

AP/Wash Post:

Later Thursday night, the civil unions bill to provide legal protections to gay couples similar to marriage passed in the Republican-led committee that rejected the same legislation last year. A Republican who previously voted against the bill said she switched her vote.

The measure faces two more committee votes, but sponsors are optimistic they have enough support to get the legislation within a week to Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is firmly behind the plan. The measure has already passed the Senate.

The newfound support means Colorado could become the latest of more than a dozen states to provide such protection.

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