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  •  Civil Unions (1+ / 0-)
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    Thanks for the info and the detailed profiles.

    One great result of these victories is that, now that we have control of both the House and Senate, there is a good chance for passage of a bill providing for civil unions like the one that passed the Senate but was derailed in the House last year.

    While civil unions fall far short of full marriage equality, and are seen by some as a possible stumbling block in getting there, the passage of such a measure in Colorado would be a great step in the right direction.

    •  I don't see it as a stumbling block (1+ / 0-)
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      CF of Aus

      Civil unions have led to marriage in three states.  Vermont, Connecticut, and New Hampshire all had civil unions before fully establishing same-sex marriage.  Additionally, Illinois and Rhode Island have civil unions and talk is high that they will be considering full marriage equality in the next session.

      I would be overjoyed to see Colorado pass the civil unions bill that was held up last time.  We would be the first state Bush won both times to have civil unions, showing it's becoming a consensus in the purple states.

      •  I don't either. (1+ / 0-)
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        But it was an argument that came up in 2006 when there was a proposed amendment allowing civil unions on the ballot in Colorado.  I was just pointing out that some people feel that way about it - and doing a little CYA to avoid having anyone jump down my throat for failing to acknowledge it : ).

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