March 12, 2013
Statement of ACLU of Colorado executive director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley
on the passage of civil unions in the Colorado House of Representatives
“The ACLU of Colorado is thrilled the Colorado legislature passed civil unions and that the bill is now headed to the governor for signature. It is a historic moment not only for LGBT couples, but for all Coloradans who believe in equal rights for all people.
“We stand with legislators who voted against amendments that would have allowed exemptions for child placement agencies and businesses. Religion cannot be used as an excuse for discrimination under the law.
“The ACLU is proud to fight for the rights of LGBT couples who now have a way in Colorado to establish legal and social recognition for their relationships.”