Associated Press
March 1, 2013

Civil unions for gay couples advanced a Colorado House committee with one Republican joining Democrats in support of a bill that's expected to become law this year. The measure passed the House Judiciary Committee Thursday on a 8-3 vote. The bill grants same-sex couples rights similar to marriage. Republican Rep. Carole Murray choked up before the vote, telling her colleagues that her upbringing taught her not to judge others.