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A bill to allow civil unions in Colorado gets its first hearing in the state Senate on Monday. The measure would give same sex couples the equivalent legal protections as heterosexual couples. It touches on issues such as division of assets, hospital visitation, and end of life decision making.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunc/local-kunc-956107.mp3KUNC’s state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland examines its chances of passage as part of our weekly capitol conversation series.

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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