As expected, today the Colorado state Senate approved its civil unions bill by a vote of 23-12. Via press release from One Colorado:
"Today is a tremendous victory for gay and lesbian couples across the state—and for all fair-minded Coloradans,” said Brad Clark, Executive Director of One Colorado, a statewide LGBT advocacy organization. “We look forward to working with House Republican leadership who have promised a fair hearing. Issues of significant importance with overwhelming public support like civil unions deserve a full and fair hearing with an up-or-down vote by the entire House.”The bill now moves to the state House where its lead sponsor is Rep. Mark Ferrandino (pictured), who predicts that the bill will pass in the full House IF it gets out of the committee where Republicans may attempt to sink it.