May 9, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Grand Junction Daily Sentinel/Breaking News "Hickenlooper calls for special session on civil unions"

Charles Ashby:
"DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper called state lawmakers into a special session starting as early as Friday in an effort try again on passing a civil unions law for same-sex couples.

The governor, near tears in making the announcement, said the time has come for the state to provide the same legal rights to same-sex couples that married couples have, and he means to help them get it.

“I think it’s an issue about people and their rights,” Hickenlooper said at a well attended press conference, which was attended by numerous supporters of a civil union law. “We can’t control the final resolution, but there is an overwhelming need, not just among Democrats, it’s among independents and Republicans, to have an opportunity to discuss this issue.”

The call for a special session comes on the final day of the 2012 session, a day after GOP leaders in the Colorado House blocked a vote on civil unions even though there was more than enough votes to get it passed....." (Read more? Click title)

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