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  • Writer's pictureMario Nicolais

Respect for Marriage Act earns Colorado support

A little more than seven years ago, I affixed my name to an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court to support marriage equality. I joined more than 300 Republicans to do so at the time.

Less than a decade later, many of us found ourselves — and some new supporters — signing a similar letter asking the U.S. Senate to pass the Respect for Marriage Act. This time around, 10 other Coloradans joined me. My name begins a run of three in an alphabetical row; former state representative and civil union hero B.J. Nikkel is immediately below mine, and current U.S. Senate candidate Joe O’Dea follows hers.

The letter was necessitated by the ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade.

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