Denver Nuggets power forward Kenneth
Bernard Faried Lewis endorses civil unions in Colorado.
In a video released Friday by gay
rights group One Colorado, Faried appears alongside his two mothers,
Waudda and Carol.
The women married almost six years
ago in New Jersey.
In the 3-minute video, the basketball
star speaks out about his love for his two moms: “Nobody can tell
me I can't have two mothers, because I really do.”
Carol said of her relationship with
Waudda, who suffers from lupus and diabetes: “We had our ups, we
had our downs … but our love for each other has always been strong.
It's still steady, even to this day, eleven years later.” (The
video is embedded on this page. Visit
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The measure, which cleared its first
committee vote in the Senate last week, is expected to become law on
its third attempt in a row. Marriage is not an option in the state
because voters in 2006 approved a constitutional amendment limiting
marriage to heterosexual unions.
unions clears first hurdle in Colorado.)