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Civil Unions Get Second Chance in Colorado as Governor Hickenlooper Calls Special Session of Legislature

The Colorado civil union bill, killed by Republican stalling last night, may get a second chance, KRDO reports:

HickenlooperColorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said he'll call lawmakers into a special legislative session Wednesday to resolve a bill supporting civil unions for same-sex couples, along with several other bills. Hickenlooper's announcement on the final day of the 2012 regular session was sparked by what he called an "overwhelming need" to discuss the civil unions measure. It died late Tuesday on legislative maneuvering from the GOP. Hickenlooper said he'd announce the details of the special session Thursday.

Added Hickenlooper: “We need to have an open discussion of the issue and at least work toward a final resolution. We (will) allow people a chance to vote on it, and move forward.”

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  1. Wow. Now that's leadership!

    Posted by: Dan W. | May 9, 2012 6:28:12 PM


  2. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper...A Brave man. Thank you for your honorable deed.

    Posted by: Mic | May 9, 2012 6:29:08 PM


  3. All executives seem to be growing balls today!

    Posted by: KevinVT | May 9, 2012 7:05:25 PM


  4. Or losing balls.

    Posted by: Edward | May 9, 2012 7:18:56 PM


  5. Well, this day keeps getting better. Nice change from yesterday.

    Posted by: Zlick | May 9, 2012 7:20:01 PM


  6. The One Colorado website www.one-colorado.org has an online petition that you can sign to urge the speaker to bring the bill up for a vote.

    Posted by: kit | May 9, 2012 8:41:20 PM


  7. I love my state!

    Posted by: zeddy | May 9, 2012 11:31:30 PM


  8. Man, it seems the Dems. seem to have collectively grown a pair overnight. This is the party I have supported!

    Posted by: Brian | May 10, 2012 3:03:43 AM


  9. Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.

    Posted by: Billysees | May 10, 2012 3:09:41 AM


  10. I am always happy when the Dems FIND their spines (here is hoping they manage to hang on to them long enough to get some real WORK done for us!)

    Posted by: Craig | May 10, 2012 9:14:25 AM


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