Not surprisingly, Colorado voters are split on gay marriage/civil unions

So now I probably should’ve expected this: Colorado voters are of two minds regarding marriage equality (via 9news.com):

A new poll shows Colorado voters want to define marriage and, at the same time, allow same-sex couples to become domestic partners.Amendment 43 wants to change the Colorado Constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.

Referendum I would establish a relationship between same-sex couples as a legal domestic partnership.

So the majority of Coloradoans want to make sure the term “marriage” can never be applied to same-sex couples. But on the other hand, it looks like Coloradoans also want to make sure that same-sex couples have all the rights and privileges as married couples. Does anyone wonder why living here is both encouraging and frustrating?

Boo and hiss to those who want to vote yes on Amendment 43. Huzzah for those who want to vote yes on I. I reckon that, once everything is sorted out, the net result will be a positive movement towards marriage equality here in Colorado. Like I’ve said before, this is a long journey, but we will eventually see this through.

For those who wonder: I voted No on 43 and Yes on I.