Republican Representative Cheri Gerou has signed on as a co-sponsor of the Colorado Civil Union Act. She is the first Republican in Colorado to sponsor the bill, which was introduced on January 9 for the third legislative session in a row.
During the 2012 General Assembly, Rep. Gerou cast a “yes” vote for civil unions in the House Appropriations Committee. She worked alongside other pro-equality lawmakers to try and bring the bill up for a vote on the House floor in the waning days of the session. But, like the rest of us, Rep. Gerou saw her hopes of passage dashed when Speaker Frank McNulty shut down the House to kill civil unions.