Hancock says Legislature needs to act now on civil unions
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 7:54 am
Denver mayoral candidate Michael Hancock Tuesday urged members of the Colorado State Senate to quickly pass the civil union legislation. Senate Bill 172 had been expected to be on the Senate floor earlier this week but has since been postponed. It may be heard today.
“Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. once said, ‘Somewhere along the way, we must learn that there is nothing greater than to do something for others,’” Hancock said. “I truly believe extending civil union benefits to same-sex couples is a matter of equal rights and civil rights.
“As the next mayor of Denver, I will make it a priority to provide equitable services to our entire community. To achieve this, I will make diverse appointments, continue to be an ally to the GLBT community, publicly support issues and organizations that are important to the GLBT community and act as a facilitator to find common ground when there are differences,” Hancock said.