Tags: same sex | couples | Colorado | bill

Same-Sex Couples Bill in Colorado Draws Conservative Ire

Tuesday, 08 Mar 2011 02:30 PM

A Colorado bill granting same-sex couples some of the same rights as marriage drew ire from conservatives at a public hearing Monday, the Denver Post reported Tuesday. The state’s Senate Judiciary Committee moved the measure forward Monday after hearing testimony.

Rosina Kovar of Denver, who said she was speaking on behalf of herself and her grandchildren, vehemently opposed the measure, and asked the panel to vote it down. "I think we ought to be telling the truth about fornication and sodomy," she said.

Republican Kevin Lundberg of Berthoud sits on the committee and voted against the measure. He was successful in his attempt in 2006 to get voters to outlaw same-sex marriage. The civil-unions bill is an attempt to simulate marriage, he said.

"It is as close to marriage as can be construed in Colorado law without using that word," he said.

The measure is expected to pass the Democrat-controlled state Senate, but its passage in the Republican-controlled House is less certain.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

UC Davis Ebola Case? Adult Patient With Virus' Symptoms Admitted

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 20:25 PM

A patient with Ebola-like symptoms was admitted to UC Davis Medical Center in California on Thursday in "good" condition . . .

Mummified Mongolian Monk Found Sitting in Lotus Position

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:54 PM

A mummified Mongolian Buddhist monk, which may be as many as 200 years old, has been discovered sitting in a lotus medit . . .

Ohio State Patrol Marijuana Bust: 235 Pounds Worth $1.2M Recovered

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:34 PM

Ohio State Patrol officers recovered 235 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $1.2 million during a traffic st . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved