Actually, It’s Just Love: As Civil Unions Move Forward in Colorado, Same-Sex Couples Share Their Stories


"As the Supreme Court considers same-sex marriage cases this session, the Pentagon extends some benefits for same-sex domestic partners and reviews the Defense of Marriage Act, and the Boy Scouts of America contemplate opening their doors to gay Scouts and troop leaders, the Colorado Legislature has pushed for a civil unions bill. It passed the Senate Monday. If it passes the House, and Gov. John Hickenlooper signs off as promised, Colorado will be the ninth state to have this type of law.

Yes, the times they are a-changin'. Even the language is changing. President Obama, during his January inaugural speech, connected the Stonewall Inn in New York's Greenwich Village, where the gay rights movement could be said to have begun in 1969, to Selma, Ala. (an organizing community of the racial-equality movement) and Seneca Falls, N.Y. (the location of one of the first national women's rights conventions)."

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