Lawmakers in Colorado have defeated a measure that would allow civil unions for same-sex couples. The proposal was rejected after it was moved to a special legislative session. But instead of going to a vote before the full State House, Republicans successfully transferred it to the State Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, where it lost along party lines in a 5-to-4 vote. A number of House Republicans had broken ranks to voice support for the measure, which had also passed the State Senate. One of the Republican senators who voted to defeat the bill has a gay son.
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