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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:26 PM

Colorado House Democrats pick Ferrandino for speaker, historic first for gays

Source: Denver Post

Jubilant Democrats nominated Mark Ferrandino as speaker of the House today, the first time in Colorado history a gay lawmaker has presided over the chamber.

In the history of the position, no leader has acknowledged being gay.

Democrats took back the majority in the House after Tuesday's election, and will have a 37-28 majority when the session opens in January. Republicans have been in control the last two years with a 33-32 majority.

The nomination becomes official Jan. 9, the opening day of the session, when both Republicans and Democrats will officially vote for speaker.



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Another victory in Colorado

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:29 PM

1. Yay! Now you know equality rights, including civil unions would be on the top of the agenda

 

as a major topic of choice.

Anything to royally piss off the Focus on the Family assholes would cheer me up.

A legislation to remove signs from El Paso County lines - "Ronald Reagan Highway" and "Focus on the Family Welcome Center" should be considered.


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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:57 PM

2. I love my state! The CO is a beacon of progress for America.

 

Which is saying a lot, considering the hyper-conservative nature of the Western Slope population.

Thank you for being blue, CO!

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