May 14th, 2012
12:49 PM ET

Colorado legislature meets on civil unions

The Colorado legislature met Monday in extraordinary session to consider a number of bills that were not brought to the floor last week, chief among them a civil-unions bill that has strong bipartisan support.

House Speaker Frank McNulty, who opposes civil unions, made no secret that he also opposed the special session, which was called by Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat.

"Planting corn today," the Republican speaker tweeted on Sunday. "What I should be doing tomorrow insread (sic) of a special session for the legislature."

He expressed similar sentiments on Monday, when he tweeted, "Special legislative session on same sex marriage brought to you by Colorado Gov @hickforco and cost picked up by Colorado families."

But the bill is not about same-sex marriage, which is banned under Colorado's constitution. Instead, it is about civil unions. And that was not the only bill that Hickenlooper said he wished would have passed during the regular session.

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    Religious nut-bags trying to cram their agenda and beliefs down everyone's throats!

    They need to realize that government protects the rights for all people:
    i.e. – Civil marriage in a court should be allowed between man and woman, man and man, or woman and woman.

    Each religion has its own right whether to recognize said marriage within its walls. Religion is merely a "social club."

    May 14, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |

      Yet, I am guessing you are not opposed to seeing to women rolling around on top of each other? Typical male hypocrit.

      May 14, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • January24

      Wow. The auto-monitor is way skewed on this issue, I see. The "Pedo Bear" types are free to say any and every obnoxious thing they wish. But anyone trying to make the simple point that clear prohibitions in The Book against h o m o s e x u a l i t y are being censored. Ah, well; it's the way of CNN. This will be my fourth attempt to say that the first c hapter of R o m a n s has not been repealed - and that includes the 27th v er se.

      May 14, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sol

      As that is not a recognized law, State ot Federal, and never will be, the point is moot.

      May 14, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |

      My guess is that you are scared that I am posting truth against your religious retoric. And that scares you. That's why you resort to blasting the mods for not "censoring" my posts. I feel for you, I really do.

      May 15, 2012 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. hamsta

    being gay is an illness comparable to adhd or bipolar disorder. its a chemical imbalance in the brain.(most gay people claim they were born that way- so was that kid with adhd.) being gay can be fixed the same way as adhd is fixed- being declared disruptive to the classroom and put in special ed while made to ride the short bus and force fed medication until the gayness goes away. THEIRS YOUR EQUAL RIGHTS- GAYNESS IS EQUAL TO ADHD AND SHOULD BE TREATED EQUAL TO SOMEONE WITH ADHD.

    May 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |

      I thought that was what labotomies and electroshock was for. 😉

      May 14, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lunette

      The. Stupidest. Comparison. Ever.

      May 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. hamsta

    The gay lifestyle is unhealthy unnatural against God and should remain against the law.

    May 14, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |

      I am guessing that you are basing your opinion based on first hand experience in the matter? 🙂

      May 14, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. hamsta

    IT PUTS THE LOTION ON ITS SKIN OR IT GETS THE HOSE AGAIN! a foster kids worst fear and precisely why gays should not be able to adopt kids.

    May 14, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |

      Hmm...last I recall, Buffalo Bill was fictional. but if you want to go that route, I recall he was abandoned at an early age by his alcoholic prostltute mother and was severely abused by his foster parents for a number of years. He eventually identified himself as being tran$3xual and not gay. Please tell me where the "gay" comes into play here?

      May 14, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. hamsta

    There is no such thing as bi. you are either gay or not gay. if you are attracted to the same s3x you are gay wether or not you are attracted to the opposite s3x. the same is true for so called transgendered people. if you are a man not even the most extensive surgery will turn you into a functioning woman. instead you will be turned into a neutered gay freakshow.

    May 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |

      The first step is denial. 😉

      May 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hamsta

    Marriage is an agreement between 1 man 1 woman and 1 God. government has no place in that agreement. God destroyed sodom and gammorha for a reason. where do you think the word sodomy comes from?

    May 14, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |

      Now you are calling yourself gay. You stated earlier that:

      "There is no such thing as bi. you are either gay or not gay. if you are attracted to the same s3x you are gay wether or not you are attracted to the opposite s3x. the same is true for so called transgendered people. if you are a man not even the most extensive surgery will turn you into a functioning woman. instead you will be turned into a neutered gay freakshow."

      Now you are stating marriage is a three-some involving a man, a woman and god. Last I recall, according to some religions, man was made in the image of god (thus god would be a man). Therefore, your concept of marriage is between a man, a woman, and another man.

      Hamsta, typical religious hypocrlt.

      May 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |

    Colorado Springs had a lezbian mayor a few years back, fmr. Mayor Makepeace. (yes, her real name) By the time she was done with our town, our city hospital was nearly bancrupt from providing health services for city employees gay partners...gays don't just suffer from hiv ya know, it's just the most expensive ill-health they have. Anyway, we booted her out for lying to us, and we recalled ea. and every gay city council member, and elected new ones without personal agendas.

    May 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |

      Hmmm...if I recall correclty, it was the hospital that sent a letter to teh mayors office regarding the ownership of the hospital. They asked to be remain under control of the community but asked for improvements to be made. A simple search also reveals that the hospital never declared or filed for banruptcy. Ah, the wonders of a simple think such as "search." Move your hate mongering to the next article, please. Thank you.

      May 15, 2012 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |

    There is something in the water that wasn't ever there before: urinated pharmaceutical overdoses. Our city water system can't deal with them. Can yours?(seriously)

    May 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |

      hamsta, is that you trying to be in disguise?

      May 15, 2012 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. hamsta

    noone cares what a f@g in a teddy bear costume has to say anyway.

    May 15, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |

      Did I strike a nerve? Why such anger in your post? :-*

      May 15, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |