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Colorado House Speaker Forced To Find More Clever Ways To Murder Undead Civil Union Bill

We thought it was pretty special last week when Colorado House Speaker Frank McNulty killed a civil union bill dead by fleeing the chamber and never coming back. But the goddamn zombie civil union bill ROSE FROM THE DEAD when the stupid governor ordered the Lege into a special session to vote on it and other important things that got hung up by McNulty’s clever plan of running away so no one could vote. So what has he done to finally drive a stake through the heart of these icky legal protections for homosexual families? Well, he decreed that the session would only last three days, and that bill, which had passed through three committees already? Well, we’d best see what objections the Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs might have to people visiting their dying same-sex partners in the hospital! Read more on Colorado House Speaker Forced To Find More Clever Ways To Murder Undead Civil Union Bill…
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Colorado House Speaker Has Clever Solution To Killing Civil Unions: Make Like A Tree And Get Out Of Here

Why won’t the Colorado legislature vote on questions of significance instead of these silly old civil unions, and the DREAM Act, and medical marijuana? That is what Colorado House Speaker Frank McNulty wanted to know after some of his fellow Republicans voted to let a civil unions bill out of committee and to the floor for a vote. With just hours left in the session, McNulty thought fast and came up with a clever solution: he would go for a walk and never come back and nobody could vote on anything ever again! But how was it the Democrats’ fault? Because they did not pass civil unions three years ago, when they held both chambers and the governor’s office, and before there was such a groundswell for marriage equality, so too late, said some people! But what kind of fun parliamentary games did McNulty and his fellows play? All of them, Katie! From the Colorado Independent: “Let’s be clear, the Democrats are playing procedural games to place one bill over all the others,” [Colorado Springs’ Mark Waller] said. “Isn’t a filibuster a procedural game to kill that one bill?” asked a reporter. Waller didn’t respond. Republicans had been denying for hours that they were filibustering, even as Rep. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, read whole sections of text into the record, calling out punctuation marks, and Rep. David Balmer, R-Centennial, railed theatrically about how school lunch regulations amounted to a step on the road to Nazism. Read more on Colorado House Speaker Has Clever Solution To Killing Civil Unions: Make Like A Tree And Get Out Of Here…