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 our video library for more videos.)

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.

(Related: Civil unions clears first hurdle in Colorado.)