Colorado’s House of Representatives have approved a civil unions measure for LGBT people on Tuesday. In the 39-26 vote, two Republicans crossed the aisle to join all Democrats in passing the legislation.
House Republicans had defeated the bill the previous two years, but was expected to pass as Democrats supporting the proposal control the government.
Governor John Hickenlooper is expected to sign it and confirmed this to 429Magazine after a Senate vote in February.
Deputy Communications Director Megan Castle told 429Magazine that although the governor does not know when the bill will reach his desk, it will be signed into law.
“We do not know the timing of when the bill would arrive to the governor’s desk nor when it would become law,” wrote Castle in an emailed statement.
She also said that the governor had tweeted earlier that “Civil unions is about justice and economic prosperity. We’ve said before, saying again: Pass this bill!”