Civil Unions

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Colorado is now the 8th state in the country to allow civil unions for same sex couples. Governor John Hickenlooper signed the measure into law on Thursday in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


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  • Gov Signs Civil Unions Bill Into Law

Civil unions will soon be a reality for gay and lesbian couples in Colorado. The state legislature passed a bill Tuesday allowing civil unions and it’s now off to the Governor for his signature. As Bente Birkeland reports, it marks the end of a long and often bitter legislative journey.


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  • Civil Union Bill Passes, Awaits Gov's Signature
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Civil unions supporters in Colorado are entering the home stretch as they move legislation through the state house. As Bente Birkeland reports, a bill to allow civil unions cleared the house judiciary committee on Thursday with bi-partisan support. It's expected to pass the full house by mid-March.


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  • State Senate Takes Up Civil Unions Bill
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  • NRA Meets With Governor Over Gun Control

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A measure to allow civil unions in Colorado is expected to easily pass the state legislature this year, and as Bente Birkeland examines, the tenor of the debate is much different than in previous attempts. As part of our capitol conversation series, she talks to fellow statehouse reporters about the new dynamic, and whether gay marriage will be next on the agenda.

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  • Civil Unions bill expected to easily pass in Legislature
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A measure to give Colorado gay couples many of the same legal rights as married heterosexual couples cleared its first committee at the state capitol on Wednesday. After being at the center of a political storm last year, the bill passed easily on a party line vote. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


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  • BLM faces packed house in Paonia Town Hall regarding leases
  • Civil Unions bill introduced at state capitol, passage is almost certain
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Civil unions supporters in Colorado won big during last week’s election – successfully targeting and ousting three Republican lawmakers over their opposition to civil unions. And as Bente Birkeland reports, many in the GOP feel the issue contributed to their losses.


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  • Civil Unions Bill Gets Moving Again
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