September 26, 2012
NJ gay couple sues, condemns use of their picture in Colorado ads
Two men who are featured kissing on the front of political mailers sent to certain Colorado voters said the unauthorized use of their image was an attack on the gay community as a whole.
The mailers feature a doctored engagement photograph of Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere, a New Jersey couple who on Wednesday sued the Virginia-based company that produced the mailers.
"Tom and Brian were completely unnecessary to the message, which was to provoke disgust against gay people," said Christine Sun, deputy legal director of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

NJ gay couple sues, condemns use of their picture in Colorado ads

Two men who are featured kissing on the front of political mailers sent to certain Colorado voters said the unauthorized use of their image was an attack on the gay community as a whole.

The mailers feature a doctored engagement photograph of Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere, a New Jersey couple who on Wednesday sued the Virginia-based company that produced the mailers.

"Tom and Brian were completely unnecessary to the message, which was to provoke disgust against gay people," said Christine Sun, deputy legal director of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

June 18, 2012
Photos: Denver PrideFest 2012
In the wake of the civil unions bill that died a procedural death in the Republican-controlled Colorado House in May and President Barack Obama’s recent vocal support of gay marriage, this year’s Denver PrideFest had a particularly political charge.
(Photo by Heather Rousseau, The Denver Post)

Photos: Denver PrideFest 2012

In the wake of the civil unions bill that died a procedural death in the Republican-controlled Colorado House in May and President Barack Obama’s recent vocal support of gay marriage, this year’s Denver PrideFest had a particularly political charge.

(Photo by Heather Rousseau, The Denver Post)

May 15, 2012
Gay son “let down” by father’s vote against Colorado civil unions bill
When Montrose Republican Don Coram cast a deciding vote Monday night to kill Colorado’s civil unions bill, he “let down” a gay community that includes his only child, his son told The Denver Post.

Gay son “let down” by father’s vote against Colorado civil unions bill

When Montrose Republican Don Coram cast a deciding vote Monday night to kill Colorado’s civil unions bill, he “let down” a gay community that includes his only child, his son told The Denver Post.

May 15, 2012
Colorado civil unions bill killed before reaching House floor
Legislation to create civil unions died even faster during the special session that began Monday than it did during the regular session that ended last week. The House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee shot down the bill on a 5-4 party-line vote, stopping it from getting to the House floor, where it likely would have passed, with a handful of Republicans joining Democrats. (Photo above by Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)

Colorado civil unions bill killed before reaching House floor

Legislation to create civil unions died even faster during the special session that began Monday than it did during the regular session that ended last week. The House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee shot down the bill on a 5-4 party-line vote, stopping it from getting to the House floor, where it likely would have passed, with a handful of Republicans joining Democrats. (Photo above by Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post)

May 14, 2012
Colorado civil unions backers “don’t have high hopes” for special session
Lawmakers kicked off a special legislative session today with a rally in favor of civil unions but also with low expectations that the outcome would be any different than last week.
"Given the games and the lengths the speaker went to on Tuesday night to kill civil unions, I don’t have high hopes for today," said House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver. "I expect the same kinds of games."

Colorado civil unions backers “don’t have high hopes” for special session

Lawmakers kicked off a special legislative session today with a rally in favor of civil unions but also with low expectations that the outcome would be any different than last week.

"Given the games and the lengths the speaker went to on Tuesday night to kill civil unions, I don’t have high hopes for today," said House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver. "I expect the same kinds of games."

May 14, 2012
Legislative 2012 sequel
They’ll be back at the Capitol this morning, but it’s unclear if Colorado lawmakers will do anything different on the issue of civil unions during the special legislative session that begins today.
How do you think the issue of civil unions will play out at the Capitol? 

Legislative 2012 sequel

They’ll be back at the Capitol this morning, but it’s unclear if Colorado lawmakers will do anything different on the issue of civil unions during the special legislative session that begins today.

How do you think the issue of civil unions will play out at the Capitol? 

May 10, 2012
BREAKING: Colorado legislature’s special session for civil unions to start Monday
Colorado lawmakers will return to the Capitol Monday for a special session to deal with civil unions and other issues that will be announced this afternoon, the governor’s office said today.
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Wednesday that he would call a special session after the dramatic death of a civil unions bill without any debate in the Republican-controlled House. After hours of delay, at least 30 hours bills were killed in the crossfire. 

BREAKING: Colorado legislature’s special session for civil unions to start Monday

Colorado lawmakers will return to the Capitol Monday for a special session to deal with civil unions and other issues that will be announced this afternoon, the governor’s office said today.

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Wednesday that he would call a special session after the dramatic death of a civil unions bill without any debate in the Republican-controlled House. After hours of delay, at least 30 hours bills were killed in the crossfire. 

May 10, 2012
Today’s front page: Vows for action
Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday that he would call a special session to make sure there was ample time to debate a civil unions bill. At times emotional, Hickenlooper said not allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions was “depriving people of their civil rights.”
What do you think?

Today’s front page: Vows for action

Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday that he would call a special session to make sure there was ample time to debate a civil unions bill. At times emotional, Hickenlooper said not allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions was “depriving people of their civil rights.”

What do you think?

May 9, 2012
Gov. Hickenlooper to call special session after failed Colorado civil-union bill
Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to call a special session to deal with civil-unions and other bills killed in the aftermath of a night-long power struggle between Republicans and Democrats on the House floor late Tuesday.

Gov. Hickenlooper to call special session after failed Colorado civil-union bill

Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to call a special session to deal with civil-unions and other bills killed in the aftermath of a night-long power struggle between Republicans and Democrats on the House floor late Tuesday.

May 9, 2012
30 bills die in uncivil end to civil unions measure
A bill to allow same-sex couples to form civil unions died on the calendar late Tuesday, taking down with it more than 30 other measures in a dramatic game of political chicken in which no one would blink.

30 bills die in uncivil end to civil unions measure

A bill to allow same-sex couples to form civil unions died on the calendar late Tuesday, taking down with it more than 30 other measures in a dramatic game of political chicken in which no one would blink.

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