Originally published on Advocate.com May 14 2012 10:07 AM ET
Colorado lawmakers are back in session at the behest of Gov. John Hickenlooper on a range of bills, including civil unions legislation that failed to reach debate last week.
Why the measure failed to get a vote depends on whom you ask. Advocates and Democrats say that state House Republicans blocked the bill using procedural stall tactics, while GOP leaders said the bill came up too late in the legislative session to be considered.
The Denver Post reports that lawmakers convene this morning and that the civil unions bill will likely be introduced in the House.
Multiple bills may be considered in the special legislative session."This is civil rights. This is people's legal rights,” Hickenlooper said last week."It's supposed to be guaranteed in our Constitution.”
Read more here via the Post.