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catalinacisne
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Hey, just to give all coloradan residents a heads up, there's going to be a measure on the November ballot called Referendum I (http://www.elections.colorado.gov/DDefault.aspx?tid=835&vmid=769) which grants basic civil rights to same-sex couples. If you're a resident of Colorado and over 18, I urge you to go out and vote on November 7th . This bill actually has a chance of passing, but we need everyone to get out and vote.

Thanks for your attention.

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dailicious
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I was reading about that in the paper the other day, although I'm technically living there now, I'm still not a resident and will be voting ala absentee ballot for New Mexico.

However, I agree this is good news and am going to be encouraging those I know in CO to vote favorably.

I still feel there is a slight issue of the whole "rights but not marriage" thing, but that's more an issue of semantics, and the important thing about this bill is that it allows the same rights as a marriage liscence.

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catalinacisne
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I'm only in CO for college, and although I can register to vote there if I want, I'm voting absentee for California... trying to take down Arnold. I figure since I can't vote on this, the least I can do is encourage other people to.

And I think that having the slogan, "It's not marriage, it's basic civil rights" is the best thing they could have done in this state... we would never be able to get the focus-on-the-family crowd to vote yes on this, but by assuring that the "sanctity" of marriage will be upheld, we might be able to swing some moderate religious folks over to the pro side.

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I'd really just prefer that marriage be offered to everybody.. it's ridiculous that something that spans so many cultures and ways of life can be claimed by one group of people and/or a government. Once marriage is approved for all, maybe everybody will stop giving such a crap about marriage all around; that is, it won't be such a Whopping Huge Deal.

I hope this measure passes; a little territory gained is a win, despite the goal. My major beef is that "the same rights" as marriage are being fought to apply to civil unions. What about if they tried to re-incorporate "seperate but equal" restrooms and drinking fountains for Euro and African-Americans? If both facilities are equipped with the same materials of the same quality, does that make it equal?

Nope. I'm of the firm belief that seperate is not equal, not with civil rights.

(Sorry if this just turned into a rant.)

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