DENVER-- In the week since state Senator Pat Steadman introduced his civil unions bill
here, gay rights group OneColorado
and Colorado Springs-based hristian-right organization Focus on the Family
have rallied supporters with press releases and calls to action. OneColorado argues in favor of the bill, saying it's a matter of equality and of economic fairness. Focus on the Family argues against the bill, but not because it opposes civil unions, which it concedes most fair-minded people will support, but rather because it believes civil unions lead to legally recognized same-sex marriage.