Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Efforts To Repeal Colorado's Gay Marriage Ban Dropped

Efforts to gather approximately 86,000 signatures to repeal Colorado’s gay marriage ban with a ballot measure has been dropped by gay marriage activists, The Denver Post reported last week.

Activists had been gathering signatures since July for the measure, that if passed, would have allowed for a vote to amend the state constitution to allow same-sex marriage.

Despite this setback, there appears to be momentum building for gay and lesbian rights in Colorado with state Senators like Mark Udall wholeheartedly endorsing marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, but it may come in the form of civil unions first, rather than marriage.

One of the most influential LGBT rights organizations in Colorado, One Colorado, is focusing its energy on passing civil unions legislation -- a bill that would be voted on by state Senators and Representatives -- rather than a a ballot vote by Colorado citizens.

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