After the amazing debacle in the Colorado state Senate Tuesday night, where GOP legislators filibustered the last hours of this year’s session so as to avoid voting on civil unions, the Governor of the state has now called for a special session to finish the work of the people and address the civil unions bill:
governor called on Thursday for a special legislative session to
consider a civil unions bill that would grant legal rights to same-sex
couples, setting up a potential showdown with Republican lawmakers.
John Hickenlooper said in an executive order calling for the session,
due on Monday, that the bill was needed so couples, regardless of their
sexual orientation, could “take care of each other and their families.”
has previously told reporters that without the bill, which failed to
advance to a vote in the state House of Representatives during the
regular session, the state was depriving people of their civil rights.
The votes to pass the bill are there. We’ll see how this goes…
UPDATE: Special Session will begin 10:00AM Monday. 7 bills, at least 3 days.