The Denver Post
March 1, 2013

For the third year in a row, Denver Democrat Mark Ferrandino is presenting his bill to allow gay couples to form civil unions, but plenty has changed since his two previous failed efforts. Democrats are in charge, Ferrandino is the powerful House speaker and he and his partner are foster parents to a 14-month old girl. "This legislation won't change my relationship with Greg, but it will provide the needed protections for our precious daughter, Lila," Ferrandino said in his opening remarks to the House Judiciary Committee Thursday afternoon.