Civil Unions


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Wed March 27, 2013
Same-sex Marriage

Gunnison Student Aims to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Zoe Mandelski is a senior at Gunnison High School.
Kara Wright


Wed March 27, 2013
Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

How Vermont's 'Civil' War Fueled The Gay Marriage Movement

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 7:55 pm

Demonstrators protest outside the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt., in April 2000, the month the nation's first law recognizing same-sex civil unions was signed by the governor.
Toby Talbot AP

It wasn't so long ago that a handful of Vermont legislators in a shabby Statehouse committee room struggled over what to call their proposal to give marriage-like rights to the state's gay and lesbian residents.

Democrat Howard Dean, governor at the time, had already made clear he'd veto any legislation labeled "marriage." Suggestions like "domestic partner relationship" were too clunky; "civil accord," they decided, evoked a car model.

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Thu March 21, 2013

With The Governor's Signature, Civil Unions Become Law In Colorado

Governor John Hickenlooper gives the crowd a thumbs up after signing the civil unions measure into law. He's flanked by Democratic supporters of the bill
Bente Birkeland

Colorado is now the eighth state in the country to allow same sex couples to enter into a civil union.  Governor John Hickenlooper signed the measure into law Thursday in front of an enthusiastic crowd.

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Thu March 21, 2013

Now That It’s Legal, What’s Next For Civil Unions?

Soulforce of Colorado protesting against California's prop 8 at teh Webb Administration Building in Denver, May 2009
Daniel Gonzales - Soulforce Flickr - Creative Commons