Colorado civil union bill advances out of committee, will be heard by full Senate

This morning, the Colorado Senate Appropriations Committee voted to advance a bill that would allow same-sex couples in the state to join together in civil union. Last week, the bill was advanced through the Senate Judiciary Committee. Now, it will be heard and voted on by the full Colorado Senate.

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Colorado civil union bill passes out of Senate Committee

On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee in Colorado voted to advance a bill that would allow same-sex couples in the state to join together in civil union, which affords same-sex couples some - but not all - of the protections and responsibilities that marriage provides.

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11 ways the freedom to marry triumphed on Election Day

This week, the freedom to marry triumphed at the ballot box over and over again. We know that some of the wrap-up - and what it all means for the future of the campaign to win marriage nationwide - can be tricky, so here's a break-down of the important ways that the freedom to marry won on Election Day.

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Colorado civil unions bill fails in the House because of legislative inaction

Late last night, the Colorado Civil Union Act failed in the Colorado House when lawmakers did not bring the bill to a vote.

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Colorado House Committee to vote on civil union bill on Thursday

Colorado's House Judiciary Committee, widely seen as the largest obstacle to the passage of civil unions this year, will vote on the civil union bill this Thursday.

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22 Senators endorse freedom to marry plank in 2012 National Democratic Platform

Today, the Washington Blade reported that 22 senators have joined a growing number of politicians and advocates who have endorsed including a freedom to marry plank in the Democratic Party’s 2012 national platform.

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Violeta and Sujey face deportation hearing this Friday

This Friday, Violeta Pando will find out whether or not she will be separated from her wife, Sujey, who faces deportation back to Mexico. Although Violeta and Sujey are legally married, the federal government will not allow Violeta to sponsor Sujey because the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) keeps the government from recognizing their marriage for the purposes of immigration.

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VIDEO: Emotional Testimony at Colorado Civil Union Bill Hearing

The committee passed the bill, but bigger challenges remain.

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Leslie & Katina: Everyday Moments

Just about every person who's in a serious relationship remembers that moment – the time when they realized that the other person was "the one." It could happen during some kind of romantic candlelit dinner or a sunset walk on the beach – but for most, it’s an everyday moment when the realization hits that you would be happy to spend the rest of your life with this person. That's what happened for Leslie and Katina.

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Kathy & Carmah: Making Their Own Family

Kathy Glass and Carmah Lawler have a good sense of humor about their age – and they say that sense has also helped keep them together for over 30 years. Kathy is 79 and Carmah is 82.

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