Colorado civil unions bill passes house committee

Colorado Civil Unions and Rainbow Flag

(Photo: Craig F. Walker/Denver Post)

BY MATT FERNER
Huffington Post Gay Voices

After five hours of testimony, Colorado’s civil unions bill, which grants same-sex couples similar rights to that of married couples, easily cleared another hurdle¬†passing in the House Judiciary Committee on an 8-3 vote. All Democrats voted in favor of the bill with one Republican joining them for the second straight year.

When SB-11 finally reaches the governor’s desk after it is expected to pass through both Democrat-controlled chambers of the legislature, it’s very likely to be signed into law. “Civil unions is about justice and economic prosperity,” Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper posted on his Facebook page two weeks ago¬†when the bill was introduced this year. “We’ve said before, saying again: Pass this bill!”

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