At the state capitol, tensions between Democrats and Republicans meeting for a special session remains high following the defeat of a civil unions bill and a measure that would have asked voters to officially remove an anti-gay discrimination clause in the state constitution.
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.