May 9, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Pueblo Chieftain "Civil unions bill dies in House"

House Speaker Frank McNulty (R) should be ashamed of himself.  What a huge disappointment this is to many Colorado conservatives.

NO to same sex marriage.

YES to the business arrangement/contractual arrangement of civil unions.

Governor Hickenlooper most certainly should haul them all back in for a special session.  Enough is enough.

Patrick Malone:
"DENVER — Civil unions in Colorado died on the calendar Tuesday along with more than 30 other bills before a crowded House gallery that booed House Speaker Frank McNulty as he exited after the announcement.

Theatrical political maneuvering sealed the fate of SB2 to create civil unions. It needed to pass by midnight and did not.

“It is unfortunate that there will be items that do not receive consideration by the House tonight because of this impasse,” said McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch. He acknowledged that his caucus stopped action on the House floor that led to the bill’s demise.

“Senate Bill 2 is not going to make it through the (House) chamber,” said bill sponsor Rep. Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver.

The possibility still exists that Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat who has expressed support for civil unions, could call for a special session...." (Read more?  Click title)

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