Measure will be debated on the floor of the House
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Colorado’s proposed civil unions bill this week cleared a significant hurdle, winning approval in the House Judiciary Committee where a similar measure faltered last year.
The Committee passed SB-2 with the support of Republican Representative B.J. Nikkel, of Loveland, who joined all of the Committee’s Democrats in voting in favor of the bill.
“Today’s bipartisan vote is a tremendous victory for gay and lesbian couples across the state,” said Brad Clark, Executive Director of One Colorado, a statewide organization advocating for gay and transgender people. “We applaud Representative Nikkel’s courageous vote for all families. She is the new face of the Republican Party — a party that’s quickly recognizing that civil unions adhere to a core conservative principle: The less intrusion into personal liberty the better.” (more…)