BY MICHAEL K. LAVERS
The Colorado House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a civil unions bill by a 39-26 vote margin. “Equality for gay and lesbian citizens in our society is one of the great civil rights frontiers of our time,” Alan Franklin, political director of ProgressNow Colorado, said. “Today’s victory in the Colorado House, giving final passage to these basic rights and obligations for same-sex families, is something progressives have sought for years. It took an election and a change of power, but today we celebrate the result of patient work to change hearts and minds.”
Governor John Hickenlooper has said he will sign the measure into law that would take effect on May 1.
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