Hancock urges House Judiciary Committee to send civil unions to a floor vote

Denver mayoral candidate Michael Hancock today issued a statement encouraging members of the Colorado House Judiciary Committee to approve the Colorado Civil Union Act and send it to the House floor for full consideration.

“This bill will extend fair and equitable support to all residents,” Hancock said in the prepared statement. “It’s a matter of providing every Coloradan the same rights to care for their loved ones, feel safe in their neighborhoods and enjoy critical legal protections. It defines government’s role to be one of contract enforcement and childcare oversight, and not the regulation of marriage.

“Our representatives need to know their constituents support this bill,” Hancock said, urging voters to call or write their legislators. “Public participation is essential to successfully and effectively delivering that message.”

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.