Colorado House Finance Committee Advances Civil Unions Bill

This afternoon, the Colorado House Finance Committee voted to pass the Civil Unions Act with a 7-6 vote. It now proceeds to the House Appropriations Committee, which must approve it in time to advance it to a full floor vote by Tuesday. The Republican leadership could still stall the bill so that it dies when the legislature adjourns next week, but this committee vote suggests it may well be on track to pass. A poll last month found that 62 percent of Coloradans support the measure.