Gop Legislatures Hit Back At Gays On Two Fronts

In the week after President Obama endorsed same-sex marriage, Republican legislators in Colorado and Virginia have administered two harsh setbacks to the social acceptance of gays and lesbians. Colorado House Speaker Frank McNulty used his power to block approval of legislation that would have legalized civil unions for same-sex couples in the Rocky Mountain State.

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