DENVER |  Opponents of gay marriage have proposed two Colorado ballot measures in response to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide.

One measure would redefine same-sex marriages in Colorado as civil unions. A second initiative would allow wedding-related businesses opposed to gay marriage to hire a contractor to serve same-sex couples.

The ballot measures were filed Thursday by Gene Straub and D’Arcy Straub, both of Littleton, The Denver Post reported ( ). They did not return calls from the Post for comment on the measures.

It’s not clear whether the measures would meet legal muster. The Straubs are scheduled to meet with state Legislative Council staff July 16 to review the proposed ballot language.

Each measure would need about 98,000 signatures from registered voters to get the measure on the ballot in 2016.

The proposed constitutional amendment regarding civil unions states, “A marriage is recognized as a form of religious expression of the people of Colorado that shall not be abridged through the state prescribing or recognizing any law that implicitly or explicitly defines a marriage in opposition or agreement with any particular religious belief.”

Any same-sex couple married before the proposed amendment takes effect or in another state would have their relationship redefined as a civil union, which carries some but not all of the legal rights of marriage.

The second measure would require the state to maintain a list of businesses willing to provide services to same-sex and transgender couples, so that those opposed could contract with them.

Dave Montez, the executive director of One Colorado, the state’s largest advocacy group for gay rights, said the civil unions proposal “is an unnecessary attempt to radically redefine all marriages in Colorado in order to undermine the Supreme Court’s recent decision.”


Information from: The Denver Post,

24 replies on “Gay marriage opponents propose 2 Colorado ballot measures ”

  1. Common sense initiatives. All parties are satisfied, neither does something they don’t agree with. I’m nearly certain the homosexuals won’t agree with either.

    1. Being forced to hire someone to commit an immoral act is just as bad and doing the immoral act yourself.

      1. Immoral!? In whose eyes!? Your fantasy Jesus, God, and the Unicorn Forest!? SHUT UP BIGOT!

        You said it yourself…IMMORAL!! That’s an OPINION! That FACT is that it is not immoral…it’s who people are. Educate yourself you moron bigot.

    2. Common sense initiatives from a homophobic minority that still don’t get it. The initiatives will go the way of your asinine comments. Down the toilet.

  2. The whole idea of gay marriage is to legitimize it in the eyes of future generations of young people. Folks over 40 may be the last generation to overwhelmingly support the traditional, moral and scriptural basis of marriage between one man and one woman.

    1. I disagree. The savage culture the progressives are creating will fall, and very soon. Those who operate on principles will rebuild.

    2. Prepare yourself joe. The over 40’s are going going gone. The future generations are coming.

  3. “second initiative would allow wedding-related businesses opposed to gay marriage to hire a contractor to serve same-sex couples.”
    Why wouldn’t the sodomites just go with the other contractor? This is still forcing people to go against thier morals and support sodomite “marriages”. Hiring someone to run a concentration camp is just as bad as running it yourself.
    The shame at the heart of those who engage in homosexual acts drives them to force everyone to support and participate those acts as means to legitimize thier sin. The homofacists do not want diversity. They want domination.

    1. Aldo, pleas go away. The SCOTUS has spoken and nobady cares what you believe, so give it a rest.

  4. Dave Perry hit the nail on the head, here, maybe this will help you, aldo and gofastgo, though i doubt it

    1. Don’t hold your breath. These two sad sacks are a lost cause. I’m with you. Fed up!

  5. The entire state has become insane. Shoot, throw the entire country into the mix as well.

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