A Colorado pro-civil unions group targeting vulnerable Republicans began its efforts Tuesday with a lawmaker whose narrow victory two years ago gave the GOP control of the House and the fate of legislation for same-sex couples.
A new campaign against Republican lawmakers in Colorado was inspired by a civil unions bill but the proposal isn’t mentioned in the $100,000 campaign.
The goal for Colorado Republicans this November is to control the state Legislature, but first they’ll have to survive some bruising primary fights that have would-be allies taking powerful swings at each other.
Since 2008, equal rights for same-sex couples — either through civil unions or gay marriage — has flared in a few of the most contested presidential states. The fight in Colorado has proved especially bitter.
It’s another session ending for Colorado lawmakers, and they finish Wednesday with little to show for returning to work.
The civil unions bill may be dead, but the debate its death stirred about valuing constituents over family will live on for some time.
Supporters of traditional marriage rallied at the Colorado Capitol as tensions remained high one day after state Republicans rejected civil unions legislation.
Gay couples who watched as Colorado lawmakers rejected a civil unions measure are taking comfort in the bill sponsor’s mantra: It’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when civil unions become law.
Colorado’s civil unions measure appears headed for certain defeat, as Republicans and Democrats are spending the first day of a special legislative session pointing fingers over the proposal to give same-sex couples the rights of married couples.
Colorado’s civil unions measure appeared headed for certain defeat Monday, as Republicans and Democrats spent the first day of a special legislative session pointing fingers over the proposal to give same-sex couples the rights of married couples.