Thursday, January 31, 2013

Colorado: Civil unions bill passes in state Senate committee

The Colorado Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a civil unions bill by a vote of 4 - 3 this morning. Civil unions passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.

If passed, SB-11 will provide committed gay and lesbian couples with critical legal protections and responsibilities, such as the ability to take family leave to care for a partner, to make medical and end-of-life decisions for a partner, to live together in a nursing home, and to adopt children together.

The landmark legislation will now head to the full Senate for consideration.

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