The Republicans in Colorado’s state house killed a bill that would have made gay marriage a lot like straight marriage. This was expected, and it will become a campaign issue as Democrats attempt to take the Colorado State House in November.
Republican Rep. Don Coram, whose son is gay, cited his reasons for voting against the measure while his wife, Dianna Coram, wiped away tears in the audience. Coram said civil unions are too similar to same-sex marriage, which Colorado voters banned in 2006. He blasted Democrats, accusing them of bringing up the issue to try to gain votes.
“The gay community is being used as a political pawn,” he said.
Perhaps. Or, perhaps they are not pawns. Perhaps they are rooks and nights and bishops and kings and queens!1!!!
Checkmate in November.