Gay-couple friendly civil union bill dead in Colorado

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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.

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8 thoughts on “Gay-couple friendly civil union bill dead in Colorado

  1. Perhaps. Or, perhaps they are not pawns. Perhaps they are rooks and nights and bishops and kings and queens!1!!!

    This made me smile. And, yes, I’m hoping for victory in November.

  2. “The gay community is being used as a political pawn.”
    …which, as a Republican, he’d know all about, right?

  3. What is wrong with people?!

    In Colorado (where I think the Bad Astronomer lives, Boulder right?)

    And elsewhere?

    I just.. don’t .. what?

    Really?

    Do we not all bleed, laugh and love? (Apologies to Shakespeare’s Shylock)

    Are we not human too?

    Are we capable of getting it?

    Of being humane humans

    Who know what it is to be human

    Regardless of orientation and other crap?

    So sad.

  4. @Uncle Glenny :

    OH NOES!!! POLITICIANS DOING WHAT VOTERS WANT!!!11!!

    Is it?

    Truly?

    I doubt that.

    Even if so.

    If all the voters wanted slavery

    Would that make that right?

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