Stating that same-sex unions may deserve legal recognition, Colorado Gov. Roy Romer vetoed a bill that would ban same-sex marriages. It is unlikely that state legislators will have enough votes to override the veto. The legislation is similar to bills in other states where measure supporters hope to exempt the state from recognizing gay marriages if they are legalized later this year in Hawaii, as is expected.
Colorado was boycotted after approval of a 1992 anti-gay rights measure to ban laws from protecting gays from bias in employment, housing, and public accommodations. The ballot measure was struck down by courts and never took effe