Tumblr Icon RSS Icon

Gay Civil Unions Sponsor Named Colorado House Speaker

By Zack Ford  

"Gay Civil Unions Sponsor Named Colorado House Speaker"

Share:

google plus icon

Democrats took back the Colorado House of Representatives in this year’s election, and as expected, they have nominated Mark Ferrandino as Speaker. When he is officially voted in as speaker on January 9, he will be the first openly gay leader to serve in that position. Ferrandino was the sponsor of civil unions legislation that was infamously killed earlier this year by the Republican leadership’s obstruction. With 70 percent of Coloradans in support of legal recognition for same-sex couples, similar legislation should be able to advance in 2013 with much less drama.

‹ Why A Marriage Equality Referendum Is The Wrong Strategy For New Jersey

Victory For Mark Takano, Congress’s First Gay Person Of Color ›

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.