Colorado Senate: G & L Couples Can Adopt

Republican warnings about the “homosexual agenda” were used during debate on a Senate measure to allow Colorado gay couples to adopt. The Senate approved the bill on a party-line voice vote, with Democrats arguing the Second Parent Adoption Bill isn’t about promoting the gay agenda, but about protecting children being raised in nontraditional families.

House Bill 1330’s sponsor, Sen. Jennifer Veiga, D-Denver, contends that same-sex couples (and other caregivers) have a hard time getting government benefits and providing health care coverage to children they’re raising because Colorado’s adoption law allows only married couples or singles (gay or straight) to adopt.