Skip to comments.Colorado Rejects Same-Sex Civil Unions
Posted on 05/15/2012 11:39:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
DENVER A bill that would have allowed civil unions for same-sex couples in Colorado was defeated on Monday night during a special legislative session called by Gov. John W. Hickenlooper to debate the issue.
The legislation was voted down by Republican lawmakers on a 5-to-4 vote along party lines after more than two hours of emotional testimony in the State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, where it was assigned Monday by Republican leadership in the House of Representatives.
We saw this bill die even though a majority of members of the Senate and a majority of members of the House and the governor, as well as a vast majority of Coloradans, want to see this become law, said Representative Mark Ferrandino of Denver, one of four openly gay state legislators and a sponsor of the bill. It is very unfortunate. Families across Colorado are going to have to wait longer for equal rights in our state.
Supporters had come tantalizingly close to passing the legislation this year after several Republicans decided to break party ranks and back it.
The bill had cleared a number of committees and the full State Senate, but lawmakers reached an impasse last week and the bill was never brought to the House floor for a full vote before the legislative session concluded.
Supporters accused Republicans of stalling to prevent debate on the bill, while Republicans argued that Democrats had waited until the end of the session before pushing the bill through to force a political showdown.
The stalemate, which also resulted in dozens of other bills being left on the calendar, prompted the call for a special session by Mr. Hickenlooper, who described civil unions as a fundamental question of fairness and civil rights in a letter to legislators.
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Then put it to a vote of the people....and watch it go down to defeat like it has in 32 other states.
“as well as a vast majority of Coloradans, want to see this become law, said Representative Mark Ferrandino of Denver,”
Now that’s funny. Even our brain-dead blue state in Mexifornia didn’t want this garbage, but you know what? A openly fag SC judge struck it down.
That is as it should be, at the state level. If the general public of Colorado doesn’t want it, then they should wait, oh, 50 years to try again.
Notice how it went from Marriage to Civil Unions?
I read something here last night that pretty much summed up gay marriage.
If the gay community focused on civil unions instead of creating the narrative of marriage and that the population of the US had to have the gay community’s immoral lifestyle choice shoved down our throats, then maybe they would have had this done 20 years ago.
One of the reasons they’re pushing so hard for marriage is so they can sue churches that refuse to perform the ceremonies out of existence.
I never understood that. I mean, a Hindu couple can’t sue the Mormon church for not performing a wedding ceremony. A Catholic couple can’t sue a Jewish synagogue for not performing a wedding ceremony. How can a gay couple sue a church?
And adopt children, since, unfortunately, only ignorant hayseed "breeders" seem to have them.
Hindus don't have a civil right to be married in a Mormon church, but no priest, minister or rabbi will be able to deny a gay couple the "right" to be married in the church of their choice.
That's what this whole thing is about. Bankrupting and destroying the church. First the family, then the military, then the church.
PS: they won't even approach the muslims, preferring to keep their heads.
They can adopt children now. Or just get a straight friend to carry it like Clay Aiken and Rickey Martin did.