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posted Friday, May 4, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 18
Civil unions bill killed along with 30 other bills in late-night game of political chicken
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Civil unions bill killed along with 30 other bills in late-night game of political chicken

By Lynn Bartels - The Denver Post

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

When Republican Speaker Frank McNulty acknowledged there was an impasse and abruptly ended his news conference on the House floor, Coloradans watching in the gallery started chanting: 'Shame on you! Shame on you!'

Everyone was kicked out of the gallery after someone yelled, 'I hope you (expletive) die!'

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