Colorado lawmakers are coming back to the state capitol Monday for the start of a special legislative session to address civil unions. The bill was one of many that got caught in the crossfire last week and failed in the waning hours of the session.
Governor John Hickenlooper has called for a special session regarding civil unions. The decision comes the day after Republican leaders in the house filibustered the measure even though it had enough GOP votes to pass that chamber.
A bill that would have allowed civil unions in Colorado failed in the Republican controlled house late Tuesday night despite having enough GOP votes to pass. It happened after a dramatic fallout on the chamber floor, when Republicans recessed the House for several hours as Democrats were trying to call up the bill.