Colorado House Speaker Frank McNulty talks in the House chamber at the Capitol in Denver on Monday, May 14, 2012, after lawmakers rejected a civil-unions bill in front of hundreds of observers. It was the second time within a week the bill failed. (AP Photo/Denver Post, Helen H. Richardson)

Photo by: Helen H. Richardson

Colorado House Speaker Frank McNulty talks in the House chamber at the Capitol in Denver on Monday, May 14, 2012, after lawmakers rejected a civil-unions bill in front of hundreds of observers. It was the second time within a week the bill failed. (AP Photo/Denver Post, Helen H. Richardson)