Civil unions measure gets committee approval

Denver Mayor Michael  Hancock testifies in favor of the Civil Unions bill before the Senate Judiciary committee at the Capitol in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Democrats are expected to take the first step to grant Colorado gay couples rights similar to marriage with a civil unions bill that's one of the most emotional issues for lawmakers this year. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Photo by STF
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock testifies in favor of the Civil Unions bill before the Senate Judiciary committee at the Capitol in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Democrats are expected to take the first step to grant Colorado gay couples rights similar to marriage with a civil unions bill that's one of the most emotional issues for lawmakers this year. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Photo by STF
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