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Civil Unions Legislation Initially Passes in Senate

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A bill to legalize civil unions in Colorado brought out emotional responses from lawmakers on the senate floor on Wednesday. The measure initially cleared the senate. Supporters at times choked back tears, while lawmakers opposed to the measure were largely silent.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunc/local-kunc-959261.mp3KUNC's Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

Bente Birkeland has been reporting on state legislative issues for KUNC and Rocky Mountain Community Radio since 2006. Originally, from Minnesota, Bente likes to hike and ski in her spare time. She keeps track of state politics throughout the year but is especially busy during the annual legislative session from January through early May.
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