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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:23 PM

From Colorado! Civil Union bill is moving forward!

SB11, the bill to create legal same-sex civil unions in Colorado, passed a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee today, 3-2.

It's looking good this year! Last year, House Speaker McNulty cock-blocked the bill last year with his little filibuster that derailed a whole bunch of vital state business last year. This year, he is Minority Leader McNulty, and Speaker Pat Steadman (first gay Speaker of the House in Colorado) and his fellow Democrats are working damned hard to make civil unions a reality!

I'm stoked!

Oh, and the right-wingers testifying against the bill were especially batshit today.

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backscatter712 Jan 2013 OP
ehrenfeucht games Jan 2013 #1
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #2
intheflow Jan 2013 #3
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #5
Cha Jan 2013 #4
fizzgig Jan 2013 #6
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #7

Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:33 PM

1. Civil Unions??? In 2013??? Seriously??? (nt)

 

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Response to ehrenfeucht games (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:48 PM

2. Unfortunately, full same-sex marriage is banned in the state constitution.

Back in 2006, a same-sex marriage ban amendment passed in Colorado.

Which means Colorado's General Assembly cannot directly override it without putting another amendment on the ballot.

But they can do civil unions. So that's the plan.

Besides, hopefully same-sex-marriage bans will get struck by SCOTUS as being in violation of the 14th fairly soon.

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:11 AM

3. K&R for a wee bit of sanity coming from

my largely trollish state legislature. I hope this momentum continues.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:28 AM

5. This year, things will go far better.

Democrats now own both houses, so McNulty and his fellow rethugs can't cockblock like they did last session.

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:18 AM

4. Good! Thanks backscatter

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:42 AM

6. we've come a long way since amendment two

we still have a way to go, but i'm so pleased with our progress.

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:51 AM

7. On the bright side, it entertained me to smell the desperation from the religious right.

It was schadenfreudelicious!

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