Gay Marriage Proposals Headed To November Ballot

By: AP
By: AP

DENVER (AP) -- Four proposals addressing the controversial topic could be headed for the November 7th ballot. And some measures are aimed at canceling others in a series of legal maneuvers.

The deadline for filing petition drives to put proposals on the ballot is Monday.

The state endured a similar controversy in 1992 when voters passed an amendment that kept cities from passing laws to protect gay people from discrimination. After that vote, conventions canceled Colorado visits and there were threats of a Colorado boycott.

The U-S Supreme Court overturned the law four years later.

This year, voters may see a list of ballot proposals. One would allow same-sex couples to register as domestic partners. But others could ask voters to bar domestic partnerships, rule that domestic partnerships are not the same as marriage, or define marriage as strictly between a man and a woman.

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