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Colorado House leadership stalling, media attention growing, equality org holding another rally

Daniel Gonzales

May 7th, 2012

The crowd at last week's press conference. Photo by Dan Gonzales.

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Last week before the big House Judiciary Committee hearing our state equality org One Colorado held a rally/press conference and late that evening SB-002, the civil unions bill, cleared the committee.

Well now it’s looking like the House Republican leadership may be trying to stall the bill until the legislative session ends on Wednesday because it’s clear the bill would pass if voted on by the full House.  In response One Colorado is organizing an emergency press conference and rally Tuesday morning at 10am on the west steps of the Capitol building to keep the pressure on.  (facebook event page)

But this foot dragging is not going unnoticed by the media, the New York Times published an article on civil unions and later this afternoon the Denver Post editorialized:

He [Gov. John Hickenlooper] should consider calling a special session of the legislature if key House Republicans let Senate Bill 2, which would allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, expire this week through parliamentary gimmicks. There is simply no excuse for obstructionist behavior on such a high-profile bill of major importance.

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