DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today issued the following statement on the passage of the Colorado Civil Unions Act by the Colorado State Legislature:
“I am extremely proud of the members of our State Legislature who stood up today for the rights of all Coloradans. The passage of this bill will finally provide long overdue legal rights to committed couples currently excluded from the same benefits and protections provided to their fellow citizens.
“Our residents can take immense pride in the work that was undertaken to make Colorado a state that champions equality as well as inclusivity and justice for everyone who lives here. When Governor Hickenlooper signs this bill, our great state will take great strides toward bringing down the senseless walls that divide us, stating in one voice: Everyone matters.”