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