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Colorado amendment Election 2006 open thread

A state reeling from Pastor Ted Haggard’s Big Gay Meth Adventure, Colorado is a bit more complicated because there are two items for voters to consider on the ballot.

First, the marriage amendment:

Amendment 43: Marriage
“An amendment to the Colorado constitution, concerning marriage, and, in connection therewith, specifying that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Colorado.

The ballot title and submission clause as designated and fixed by the Board is as follows:

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution, concerning marriage, and, in connection therewith, specifying that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Colorado?”

Referendum I authorizes a domestic partnership act.

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado Revised Statutes to authorize Domestic Partnerships, and, in connection therewith, enacting the “Colorado Domestic Partnership Benefits and Responsibilities Act” to extend to same-sex couples in a Domestic Partnership the benefits, protections, and responsibilities that are granted by Colorado law to spouses, providing the conditions under which a license for a Domestic Partnership may be issued and the criteria under which a Domestic Partnership may be dissolved, making provisions for implementation of the act, and providing that a Domestic Partnership is not a Marriage, which consists of the union of one man and one woman?

Full text is here (PDF). Referendum I provides basic legal rights and responsibilities, such as hospital visitation, freedom to make end-of-life decisions and the ability to transfer and inherit property.

This state has the Marilyn Musgrave/Angie Paccione matchup in the 4th district.

Polls close: 9PM.

Links:
* CNN’s state page
* Colorado Secretary of State Elections Center
* Yes on I

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