The Colorado Civil Unions Bill, SB 172, is at a critical crossroads today. Senate debate and voting is imminent, and ADL urges you to make your supportive voice heard by our State legislators today.
It only takes a moment to let our elected leaders know that you support equality for all in our state. Please click here , enter your zipcode, and you will be directed to a page where a message you write (or suggested language you can edit) will be sent to your State Senator and Representative.
This is very easy to do, and every message today counts. It is vital that our State legislators hear from you today; please register your support of this bill so that same-sex couples and families in Colorado will be treated equally and fairly, with the same protections and rights as other couples and families.
ADL has worked in support of this bill because we are a civil rights organization that supports justice and fair treatment for all who live in Colorado. The effects of this bill will benefit all of us who live here. It is important for the wellbeing of the Colorado community at-large to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions to take care of each other and their families. It is important to the economy of Colorado to attract businesses and talented employees who are looking for the protections included in SB 172. It is important for Colorado taxpayers to allow same-sex couples to access insurance benefits, as more people will then have access to health insurance. Most importantly, it is vital that we live in a state that values, welcomes and recognizes all of our residents, of all sexual orientations. Please make your voice for equality in Colorado heard today.
Amy M. Stein is the Community Director in the Boulder ADL Office; you can reach her at AStein@ADL.org.