Campaign Manager For Defeated Anti-Gay Senate Candidate Endorses Civil Unions

Back in October of 2010, Colorado Republican Ken Buck — who unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Michael Bennet’s seat in the senate — argued that being gay is a choice and compared it to alcoholism, but now his former campaign manager has come out for legislation that would establish civil unions in the state. In a press release issued yesterday, John Swartout endorsed Senate Bill 2, saying, “Individuals should be free to pursue a life of meaning and purpose as they define it. Government should not treat gay couples differently than it does straight couples.” The measure, which was defeated last year, still faces an uphill battle in the House.