Denver council backs federal law to allow gay and lesbians to seek legal residency for partners

Posted by Christopher N. Osher on

"The Denver City Council went on record Monday as supporting proposed federal legislation that would allow gay people to seek legal residency in the United States for their partners living in other countries.

"The council approved a proclamation, at the urging of Councilman Doug Linkhart, that states: 'The city of Denver respects the proper legal rights of all immigrant groups and families, including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender family structures.'

"The proclamation states the council supports the federal legislation, which is sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.; U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo.

"The council approved the proclamation on an 11-0 vote, with little comment. Councilmen Michael Hancock and Charlie Brown were absent."

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