Take action – support Civil Unions!

Update: On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Colorado legislators made history by voting IN FAVOR of Civil Unions in the state. Congratulations to all who worked so hard to make this important legislation pass, and all those committed couples who will now be afforded very basic relationship recognition. Onward, friends!
Civil Unions, a critical step toward full equality for committed LGBTQ couples across Colorado, suffered a minor setback last year when it was killed in special session. Citizens Project supporters joined with partners and activists statewide to promise that justice will prevail. And with your help, justice will prevail TOMORROW.

 

SB-11, the Colorado Civil Union Act has passed the Senate and will receive a full vote in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 12.  On behalf of our partners at ONE Colorado, we invite you to take a moment today to contact your representative and let him or her know that the time for Civil Unions – and all the legal protections that accompany Civil Unions – is now.

Tomorrow, Colorado can take a huge step toward full equality for thousands of committed couples across the state by codifying critical legal protections and responsibilities, such as the ability to take leave to care for a partner, to make medical and end-of-life decisions for a partner, and to adopt children together.

The Colorado Springs Pride Center is hosting a celebration tomorrow evening in anticipation of the passage of this historic legislation at 5pm at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media – get information and RSVP now.

After you’re done celebrating, you’re also invited to promote democracy at the local level by attending Citizens Project’s municipal Election Education Forum. Meet the candidates for City Council and come prepared with your own questions to ensure that Colorado Springs City Council members will continue to promote equality and quality-of-life right here in the Pikes Peak region.

Thank you for all you do to promote a vibrant democracy that values diversity, equality and religious freedom. Together we can – and do – create the community we deserve.


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