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Civil unions bill passes committee

Author: Ernest Luning - February 20, 2012 - Updated: February 20, 2012

A Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill to establish civil unions over opponents’ objections that the measure amounts to an end-run around a constitutional provision banning same-sex marriage in Colorado. Following nearly five hours of frequently emotional testimony in the packed Old Supreme Court Chambers — witnesses and some Democratic lawmakers choked up or […]

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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.