March 02, 2006

3 bishops back amended sex-abuse bill

Rocky Mountain News

By Jean Torkelson, Rocky Mountain News
March 2, 2006
A sex-abuse bill in the legislature was endorsed Wednesday by Colorado's three Catholic bishops.

HB 1088 gained their approval after Rep. Rosemary Marshall, D-Denver, axed a provision that lengthened the statute of limitations for filing civil cases against sexual predators of children and their nonprofit or church employers.

That provision drew passionate testimony in early February from those who argued that it would bring justice to sex offenders. Others said it targeted the Catholic Church.

Posted by kshaw at March 2, 2006 06:31 AM