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Polis Issues a Statement Applauding Passage of Civil Unions in Colorado

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) issued the following statement in response to the Colorado legislature's bi-partisan passage of the Colorado Civil Union Act:

"I applaud the Colorado State legislature for their passage of the Colorado Civil Union Act. This is an important victory for Colorado and for the gay and lesbian community. This is a monumental step on the road to equality in Colorado. I want to thank Speaker Mark Ferrandino and Senator Pat Steadman, as well as Brad Clark of One Colorado, for their leadership on this issue."

Today, the Colorado State House passed the Colorado Civil Union Act with 39 votes to 26 votes, which included supports from both Democrats and Republicans. The bill will now go to the Governor to be signed into law.

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