Colorado Senate considers civil unions

A bill flowing through the Colorado legislature could provide civil unions for same-sex couples. The Colorado Civil Unions Act would give gay couples power to make medical decisions for their partners and become eligible for insurance and retirement benefits. The CCUA passed the Democrat-controlled Senate this week, but it faces a fight in the House of Reps, where Republicans hold the majority. Senate Bill 172 – sponsored by Denver Democrat Pat Steadman [pic] – would authorize any 2 unmarried adults, regardless of gender, to enter into a civil union.