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** FILE ** In this May 8, 2012, file photo, openly gay Sen. Pat Steadman, right, D-Denver, embraces gay Sen. Lucia Guzman, D-Denver, at a rally in support of Civil Unions at the Capitol in Denver, as Senate President Brandon Shaffer is pictured in the background. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

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