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Civil unions bill passes first Senate hurdle

Author: Ernest Luning - March 11, 2011 - Updated: March 11, 2011

A Senate panel on Monday gave initial approval to a bill that would create civil unions for same-sex couples in Colorado over objections the proposal defies a constitutional ban on gay marriage enacted by voters five years ago. Supporters of the bill said they were representing their families, waved results of a recent survey that […]

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. Since 2009, he has been the senior political reporter and occasional editor for The Colorado Statesman.