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Colorado House Democrats Seeking Republican Sponsor for Civil Unions
A bill to establish civil unions still lacks a House sponsor nearly two months after passing out of a Senate committee, but that's because Democrats shepherding the measure remain intent on finding a Republican to champion the legislation before sending it over to the GOP-controlled chamber, backers said this week.

The good news, said House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, who sponsored the bill in the House last year, is that "not all of them have said no yet. No one has said yes, but not all of them have said no."

Since late last year, Ferrandino has said he's hoping to wrangle a Republican's name onto the bill to improve its chances of making it out of committee and onto the House floor, where supporters believe they have enough Republican votes to pass the bill over opposition from House GOP leaders.

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Published on:  April 15, 2012


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