30 Bills Blocked in Colorado Senate in Order to Stop Gay Civil Union Rights

  • GQjock

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    May 10, 2012 11:25 AM GMT
    Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper to call special legislative session after civil unions bill fails

    The 2012 Colorado legislative session ended Wednesday with a frantic effort to salvage dozens of bills made casualties of an ugly battle over civil unions — an issue that now will pull lawmakers right back into a special session.
    Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wed nesday that he would call the special session to make sure there was ample time to debate a civil unions bill. House Republicans complained that Democrats were trying to push the bill through the House at the last minute, but critics said GOP lawmakers blocked the bill from coming to a vote by holding prolonged and sometimes-silly debates over lesser bills.
    As a consequence, more than 30 Senate bills sent to the House didn't get voted on, leaving it to theSenate to try to resurrect the bills Wednesday by grafting them onto House bills as amendments.
    At times emotional, Hickenlooper said not allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions was "depriving people of their civil rights."


    http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_20588429/colorado-governor-call-special-session-after-civil-unions

    So if you're gay ... and you wanna vote for a republican? ........ ask yourself WTF Dude?
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    May 10, 2012 12:31 PM GMT
    The republican party is off the tracks. It's been hijacked by right wing crazies and if you are a republican and you support the tea party whack jobs and the "I'm not going to compromise with no one" attitude, you are the problem, not any solution adults will recognize. Go back to the playground.

    How anyone votes for the morons is beyond me.
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    May 10, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
    GQjock saidColorado Gov. Hickenlooper to call special legislative session after civil unions bill fails

    The 2012 Colorado legislative session ended Wednesday with a frantic effort to salvage dozens of bills made casualties of an ugly battle over civil unions — an issue that now will pull lawmakers right back into a special session.
    Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wed nesday that he would call the special session to make sure there was ample time to debate a civil unions bill. House Republicans complained that Democrats were trying to push the bill through the House at the last minute, but critics said GOP lawmakers blocked the bill from coming to a vote by holding prolonged and sometimes-silly debates over lesser bills.
    As a consequence, more than 30 Senate bills sent to the House didn't get voted on, leaving it to theSenate to try to resurrect the bills Wednesday by grafting them onto House bills as amendments.
    At times emotional, Hickenlooper said not allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions was "depriving people of their civil rights."


    http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_20588429/colorado-governor-call-special-session-after-civil-unions

    So if you're gay ... and you wanna vote for a republican? ........ ask yourself WTF Dude?


    Not ALL of the republican house reps were playing the game. Many were ready to vote yes for civil unions. Its okay to vote Republican, just make sure you know what they stand for. A lot of people are republican for fiscal reasons but they totally disagree with the crazy far right think on social issues.
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    May 10, 2012 3:46 PM GMT
    Trail_Runner said
    Not ALL of the republican house reps were playing the game. Many were ready to vote yes for civil unions. Its okay to vote Republican, just make sure you know what they stand for. A lot of people are republican for fiscal reasons but they totally disagree with the crazy far right think on social issues.



    ^^^^ This ^^^^ As usual, GQjock leaves out that part of the story in some sort of half-baked partisan attempt to belittle people who don't vote the way he thinks they should. The facts are that many Republicans in Colorado were in support of the Civil Union bill and, in fact, it very well may pass once voted on. Here's an example...

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    May 10, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Trail_Runner said
    Not ALL of the republican house reps were playing the game. Many were ready to vote yes for civil unions. Its okay to vote Republican, just make sure you know what they stand for. A lot of people are republican for fiscal reasons but they totally disagree with the crazy far right think on social issues.



    ^^^^ This ^^^^ As usual, GQjock leaves out that part of the story in some sort of half-baked partisan attempt to belittle people who don't vote the way he thinks they should. The facts are that many Republicans in Colorado were in support of the Civil Union bill and, in fact, it very well may pass once voted on. Here's an example...

    Although true to a certain degree, replace many with SOME and you have a more accurate picture. Those are the true libertarians, but in Minnesota, for example, we have mostly republicans and most of them are freshmen politicians. I agree mostly with smartmoney in that the party has become replaced with batshit crazy tea folk and that they mostly focus on social issues, whereas they were voted in based on economics principles.
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    May 10, 2012 4:20 PM GMT
    GQjock said

    So if you're gay ... and you wanna vote for a republican? ........ ask yourself WTF Dude?


    I'm mystified as to why Repbulicans hate gay people so much.
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    May 10, 2012 4:37 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Trail_Runner said
    Not ALL of the republican house reps were playing the game. Many were ready to vote yes for civil unions. Its okay to vote Republican, just make sure you know what they stand for. A lot of people are republican for fiscal reasons but they totally disagree with the crazy far right think on social issues.



    ^^^^ This ^^^^ As usual, GQjock leaves out that part of the story in some sort of half-baked partisan attempt to belittle people who don't vote the way he thinks they should. The facts are that many Republicans in Colorado were in support of the Civil Union bill and, in fact, it very well may pass once voted on. Here's an example...



    Ignorance is bliss and denial runs deep in your world.

    I laugh at practically every one of your posts.
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    May 10, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    To be clear, there aren't "many" Republican politicians in Colorado that are in favor of voting for civil unions. While there are several that have said they would vote in favor, we have yet to see that produce fruit. In fact, two of the three Republicans who kept the civil union bill alive are not going to run for reelection in the fall!

    So what do the Reps. do? They blame it on the Dems. icon_rolleyes.gif

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/10/us-usa-civilunions-colorado-idUSBRE84819R20120510
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    May 10, 2012 6:09 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidAs usual, GQjock leaves out that part of the story in some sort of half-baked partisan attempt to belittle people who don't vote the way he thinks they should. The facts are that many Republicans in Colorado were in support of the Civil Union bill and, in fact, it very well may pass once voted on. Here's an example...


    And any comment on the Republicans who stopped voting from happening at all and shitcanned a legislative session since they were afraid they would lose?

    And the liberals are the fascists. Right....