Even though the governor called a special session in the attempt to get Colorado’s civil unions bill a proper hearing, the GOP has successfully maneuvered to kill it without a vote.
GOP House Speaker Frank McNulty has assigned the civil unions bill to the House State Affairs Committee, where it likely lacks the votes needed to pass and is expected to die. “Make no mistake about it. Gov. Hickenlooper has called this Legislature into an expensive special session for the sole purpose of dividing Coloradans,” McNulty said in the statement. “Instead of using his authority and his bully pulpit to unify Coloradans behind a pro-growth agenda of economic recovery and job creation, he is using his authority to tear Colorado apart. Again. That’s where his priority is.”