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Colorado a step closer towards civil partnerships for gay couples

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  1. Dr Robin Guthrie 4 May 2012, 10:42pm

    Tax paid pen pushers deciding rights for people based upon whether or not these tax paid pen pushers get voted in again.

    All smeared over with religious idiots

    Where have I heard that before?

  2. Gay activist Paul Mitchell 5 May 2012, 1:02pm

    It passed the second House Committee by a vote of 7 to 6. Now to the last Committee vote, then finally the floor of the Colorado House!


  3. Gay activist Paul Mitchell 5 May 2012, 1:18pm

    In 1972, Colorado was the third state in the US after Illinios and Connecticut to repeal sodomy as a crime from the statutes or codes. Since then 30 years later, Colorado has become such a wonderful open, progressive and productive state in 2012. Remember 20 years ago in 1992 voters approved a horrible “Amendment 2” which took the civil rights away from gay men and lesbians by not allowing local counties or cities to pass laws on anti discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Luckily this horrible amendment was stuck down as unconstitutional under Romer v. Evans. In 2007, anti-discrimination laws passed to include the words “transgender status and sexual orientation” to the Colorado Civil Code. In 2009, Colorado enacted a “detonated beneficiary scheme” for unmarried couples. Now it is time for Colorado to implement civil unions in 2012!


    1. Robert in S. Kensington 5 May 2012, 1:23pm

      A step towards full equal marriage once they realise they’re not equal. Virtually all countries who have progressed to full marriage have gone this route. Just look at the UK.

  4. Gay activist Paul Mitchell 5 May 2012, 1:19pm

    Omit: “30” [before years]

    substitute: “40” [before years]

  5. Gay activist Paul Mitchell 5 May 2012, 1:23pm

    Why have three Committees – just to pass one piece of legislation in just one House?

    It is just silly, costly, impractical and unproductive!

  6. The highly influential empire of Focus on the family is located in nearby Colorado Springs. They have been leading the charge against gay marriage in the US for years. I bet they are pulling out all the stops to try and prevent this bill from becoming law.

  7. Paddyswurds 5 May 2012, 4:45pm

    Just finished watching Wedding Wars on RTE Irish television A must see for all but especially those in favour of Marriage Equality. A very funny and also moving film Do make time to watch. it is available on youtube….

  8. GingerlyColors 5 May 2012, 9:14pm

    Although it is not full marriage equality, we still must be grateful for any progress made and we should applaud Colorado for introducing Civil Partnerships. At one time we had to campaign just to legalise our sexuality. Now we can progress towards full equality although the road ahead may be long and fraught with problems.

  9. Gay activist Paul Mitchell 7 May 2012, 5:26am

    Those Colorado House Lawmakers better “hurry up” and pass this proposed civil union or SB2 right on the floor by Monday (if SB2 passes the third House Committee), because on Tuesday the 8th May, 2012, the Colorado Legislative Session finishes and wraps up for the year!

    I like the name of the bill called SB2!

    It was in fact the second piece of legislation that got introduced to the Colorado Senate and passed!

  10. Gay activist Paul Mitchell 7 May 2012, 5:29am

    Remember all bills that do not pass just lapse, die or get killed or lapsed!

  11. Gay activist Paul Mitchell 7 May 2012, 5:32am

    Omit: “she” [after confirmed]

    Replace with: “he” [after confirmed]

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