A majority of Colorado voters support
legislation recognizing the relationships of gay and lesbian couples
with civil unions.
According to a Public
Polling Policy survey of 799 Colorado voters, 56 percent support
passage of legislation which would allow gay couples to form civil
unions. Thirty-eight percent said they would oppose such a law,
while 6 percent refused to answer.
A civil unions bill widely opposed by
Republican leaders in the House died on the House floor when
an impasse on the measure as the legislative session came to an
end. It died
a second time in committee last month during a special session
called for by the governor.
Twenty-seven percent of Republicans and
58 percent of independents support the measure. Hispanic voters
support the bill by a 33-point margin (65-32%).
The only age group opposed to civil
unions are voters over the age of 65, but not by a wide margin (48%
oppose to 45 % support). A majority (66%) of young voters are in
support of it.
lawmaker Marsha Looper's son outed as gay.)