Gay Marriage Proposal

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The leader of a group seeking to amend Colorado's constitution to ban gay marriage says same sex-couples might still enjoy some legal protections should it pass.

Jon Paul is executive director of the newly formed Coloradans for Marriage.

He says the group is leaning toward a proposal that defines marriage as a union of one man and one woman, but doesn't ban legal recognition of domestic partnerships that offer inheritance rights and other benefits.

Final language is expected by the end of the month.

In the meantime, another group formed to fight the expected initiative began canvassing Denver neighborhoods this week to tell voters about discrimination gay and lesbian couples face in areas like property inheritance and job discrimination.

The effort will be expanded across the state.

State Democrats are also pushing ahead with a proposal to ask voters if they'll support creating a domestic partnership law.