Colorado Senate passes civil unions bill
March 24th, 2011
04:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Colorado Senate passes civil unions bill

(CNN) - The Colorado Senate on Thursday approved a civil unions bill that would allow same-sex couples the right to inherit property, apply for family leave and share medical decisions.

The bill, approved 23-12, now goes to the House.

In Colorado, only a man and woman can marry. The bill would allow two unmarried adults, regardless of gender, to enter into a civil union.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. ConservaFascists/F.U.B.A.R.

    Right wing gay bashing in 3....2.......1..........

    March 24, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  2. Rev Mkell,

    'bout time!1 Welcome to the 21st century Colorado!

    March 24, 2011 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    Colorado proves itself sane, while Arizona continues with the birther nonsense by passing a bill out of committee that requires the long form birth certificate and all the rest of that nonsense in an attempt to keep Obama off the ticket in 2012 (no, they did NOT push its effective date to 2013 in order to try to soften their idiocy). Shows the difference a couple hundred miles and a few thousand bigotted imbeciles can make.

    March 24, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Look out Colorado, here comes the bashing Westboro Baptists from neighboring Kansas!

    March 24, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  5. The Real Tom Paine

    Good for them.

    March 24, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  6. Marie MD

    Alright Colorado!!!!! Who would have thunk it.
    Call it civil union so that those who think "marriage" is so sacred (wink, wink, the rethug politicians who cheat with other men and women) can over their hatred and dumbness.

    March 24, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "Call it civil union so that those who think "marriage" is so sacred"

    Separate but equal was thrown out with the bathwater a long time ago.

    March 24, 2011 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |