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Civil Unions in the Rockies

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A bill to legalize same-sex civil unions in Colorado won final approval from state lawmakers on Tuesday and was expected to be signed into law, reflecting a recent shift to the left in the political balance of power in the Denver statehouse (Reuters)

Rep. Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins, described living for years worried she was going to lose her friends, her family and her job if she revealed she was gay. She only recently came out.

"I could not share personal stories of who I loved, who I went on vacation with, who I shared my home with and why," she said. "I've waited for this recognition for over 40 years. This truly is a historic day for equality in Colorado."

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