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US: Legal challenge planned against new Colorado civil unions law in favour of equal marriage

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  1. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 29 Mar 2013, 4:56am

    What a brilliant idea, no marriage equality – means see you in Court!

    Civil unions are a START, but it does not finish the job of towards equality!

    1. Yes but people need time to get used to the idea of civil partnerships – once they see that civilisation does not come crashing down then they open their minds to equal marriage. In a conservative state like this one, this could easily backfire. The fundamentalists can claim that allowing civil unions will never satisfy us ( and they are right) and whip up enough hysteria to get them law repealed. Slow steps are better than making people feel they are being forced into accepting something they a re not sure about.

  2. You need to make your headline clearer !

    I had to read it several times, trying to work out whether this legal challenge was good or bad news.

    Even the article itself wasn’t very clear at first.

    “Legal campaign to replace new Colorado Civil Unions law with Equal Marriage” would have been much better.

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 29 Mar 2013, 11:50am

    “For me, civil unions is codified second-class citizenship,” she continued. “When my daughter hears that this isn’t a real family and her mommies aren’t real mommies and that her mommies can’t get married, when she was younger, she feels less than. And that’s not healthy for children.”

    Why is it our own UK opponents can’t get their heads around that? Oh I forgot, they don’t want us raising children and many already believe that same-sex marriages are pretend unions anyway but single hetero parents including widows and widowers with children are ok. They never denigrate that but gay couples, they do it with impunity.

  4. Kris Miccio 29 Mar 2013, 11:57pm

    Hello, I am the person that was quoted in the article. I understand Glen’s point but if the federal DOMA falls, which it will, then we are on good footing to challenge Colorado’s mini DOMA. The fundamentalists will never see eye to eye with us…and I doubt that CU will be pulled. That would cause such a political backlash by the LGBT community. Just wish us luck…we will need it and your good vibes.

  5. Pavlos Prince of Greece 30 Mar 2013, 7:10pm

    Dangerous game, I think. Its very ironic, but opponents of gay rights are planing legal challenge against this law too. Yes, of course, civil union is all ways “marriage of class B”, but its “non plus ultra” in states like Colorado, where gay marriage is banned in democratic referendum (since 2006). You don’t like this ? Well, very good, then only relevant way in such situation is: an new referendum, for example, in 2014. For me personally this civil union law in Colorado was something like democratic miracle, after controversies and political games in the past two years. Thank you, Mr. Fernandino, Mr. Steadman and Mr. Governor, for this !

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