a Colorado House referendum on the legitimacy of families headed by gay parents

Colorado General Assembly
Pam Rhodes
Straight Parents - Strong Families

Colorado HB02-1356 Bill Information

Information from the Colorado General Assembly website
       Database Lookup: Various Bill Documents and Status
  Bill Text (PDF) -- copy posted on this website 4-4-2002
  Fiscal Note (PDF) -- copy posted on this website 4-4-2002
Information published on this website
  Bill Sponsors (with pictures)
  Final House Votes, Passed 36-28, March 27, 2002
  Editor: A Responsibility to Colorado Families
  Editor: The Lie
  Michael Brewer, CLIP Legal Director
  Jeanine M. Pow, Boulder attorney
  Julie C. Tolleson, Equal Rights Colorado
  Reggie Rivers, Denver Post Columnist
  Hap Pitkin, Cartoonist
  Denver Post editorial
  Boulder Daily Camera editorial
What Happened?

The Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee killed HB02-1356 on a party-line vote (4 to 3) on April 10, 2002. Democrats voting to kill the bill were Ken Gordon (Chair), Doug Linkhart (Vice Chair), Rob Hernandez, and Sue Windels. The Republicans voting to pass the bill were Ken Arnold, F. Jim Dyer, and Mark Hillman.

The Denver Post reports that Senator Hillman said killing the bill did not solve the problem. "This still leaves the existing law unclear." OH NO! If our distinguished representatives can't come to a consensus on what a family is supposed to look like, then how are the rest of us supposed to figure out how to live our lives!

See also coverage from the Boulder Daily Camera.

www.PamRhodes-Colorado.com  (e-mail) Contents -- Aug. 3,, 2002