Some Cheer, Some Storm Out After Pueblo, Colorado City Council Approves Benefits for Gay Couples: VIDEO

Pueblo

Pueblo, Colorado's City Council voted 6-1 on Tuesday to approve benefits for same-sex couples, KKTV reports:

Some people cheered and others stormed out after it passed the city council by a 6 to 1 vote Tuesday evening.

At a public hearing before the vote, supporters made passionate pleas both in favor and opposition of the ordinance.

Many wore stickers that said “Pueblo = Equality” asking the council to put aside personal beliefs and focus on equal worker rights. About a dozen spoke in favor of it, saying it should be based on how hard that person works, not the gender make-up of their family.

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Posted October 12, 2012 at 8:43am ETC by Andy Towle
in Colorado, News