A committee in the Colorado House of Representatives last week voted to approve and send to the House proposed legislation that would allow same-sex couples in the state to enter into civil unions, giving them many of the same legal rights as married couples.
Earlier this month, we wrote a post about the civil union bill that was introduced by Senator Pat Steadman of Denver. As more media attention continues to surround the issue, Democrats in the House are pushing for at least one Republican member to vote to send the bill to the House floor where the family law issue can be debated.
In 2006, Coloradoans voted down a constitutional amendment that would have recognized same-sex marriage in the state. Five years later, however, some state lawmakers believe voters may have new opinions about the family law issue.