Pile of Prominent Coloradans Sign On to Marriage Equality Initiative

The Denver Post is reporting that a number of prominent Denver leaders and organizations have endorsed the state's newly launched marriage equality initiative Why Marriage Matters Colorado

Rhonda_fieldsThe list includes former speaker of the state House of Representatives Terrance Carroll; current state House Speaker Pro Tempore Rhonda Fields [pictured], D-Aurora; Denver City Councilman Paul D. López; Denver Public Schools board member Rosemary Rodriguez ; and former state Sen. Joyce Foster, D-Denver.

Endorsers also include Amanda Gonzalez, executive director of the Colorado Latino Forum; Scott L. Levin, Mountain States regional director of the Anti-Defamation League; Rabbi Steven Foster ; and community leader Moses Brewer.

Said Fields:

"If a committed couple here in Colorado wants to build a family through marriage, we should not judge them or stand in their way.

"That's why I am proud to join the growing majority of Coloradans – and the majority of African-Americans nationwide – who support marriage for all of our families."

Last year, legislators approved civil unions for gay and lesbian couples. Colorado passed its constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage back in 2006.