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Pro- and anti-gay
ballot measures will compete in Colorado

Pro- and anti-gay
ballot measures will compete in Colorado

An anti-gay-marriage ballot measure will compete with a domestic partnership proposal in Colorado this November

An anti-gay-marriage ballot measure will directly compete with a domestic partnership proposal in Colorado this November following a state Supreme Court ruling on Friday. The decision, made public on Monday, brushed aside arguments from gay advocates, who said the antigay measure's wording should be changed so that it would not conflict with the domestic partnership ballot question.

The court upheld the wording of the proposed antigay constitutional amendment, which would bar the state from recognizing anything "similar to" marriage for gay couples. According to Denver's Channel 7 news, if passed the ban on same-sex marriage would trump the domestic partnership proposal.

However, another proposed constitutional amendment that may be on the November ballot would allow domestic partnerships, said Jody Berger, communications director for the Coloradans for Fairness and Equality Action Fund. (The Advocate)

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