DENVER - Denver Nuggets star forward Kenneth Faried weighed in on the civil union debate this week, introducing the world to his two moms.
"The mom to my right is (Carol Copeland). The mom to my left is my birth mother, Waudda Faried, and basically, I support civil unions, and they do too, because they're married," Faried said on the video, which was released Friday by One Colorado, an advocacy group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Coloradans.
Faried said he supports the civil union bill because it gives gays and lesbians equal protection.
Faried's mothers have been together 11 years and were one of the first couples to marry in New Jersey, when they wed in 2007.
"When they first got married, I was kind of mad because I wasn't there. I was really upset because I wanted to see them get married and the beauty of it all, " Faried said. "I was trying to do my thing at college so they understood. My mother was always getting sick so she couldn't wait any longer."
Faried said he's thankful for both mothers for helping to raise him to become the man he is today.
"Nobody can ever tell me I can't have two mothers, because I really do," Faried said.
On Wednesday, a Senate Judiciary committee voted to advance Senate Bill 11, which would allow two people, regardless of gender, to enter into a civil union. It now moves on to the Senate Appropriations Committee.