The Republican-controlled Colorado House of Representatives State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee defeated a civil unions bill this evening, on a 5 to 4 party-line vote. Speaker Frank McNulty (R) sent the bill to this — the fourth committee to consider the bill — so it could be killed. Rep. Don Coram (R), who cast a deciding vote to kill the bill, acknowledged doing so despite having a gay son.
Watch interviews with McNulty and House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino (D), as McNulty continues to try to pass the buck to Gov. John Hickenlooper rather than take responsibility for his actions: