[JURIST] The Colorado Senate [official website] on Thursday approved a bill [SB 172 text, PDF] that would grant same-sex couples the legal right to civil unions [JURIST news archive]. The Colorado Civil Unions Act [legislative history] says that the legal benefits, protections and responsibilities that the law gives married couples will also be given to civil unions. The bill lists certain rights included in its definition, including the ability to adopt a child and share benefits. Despite these protections, the…

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