Romans 1:18: "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness."
"That's what we're doing here," (Sen. Scott) Renfroe said. "We are suppressing the truth. The truth is what the family was created for in the beginning – that is a husband, a wife and children. That is why we are here, and this [bill] goes against that."
Renfroe acknowledge that the Bible condemns many sins, and he said the state should not seek to legalize those behaviors.
"Obviously we have sin - we have murder, we have, we have all sorts of sin, we have adultery, and we don't make laws making those legal, and we would never think to make murder legal," he said. "I stand in my belief that this is wrong, and we should not condone it as a government."
Other Republicans also opposed the bill, claiming it was a method of circumventing the voters' 2006 decision to keep marriage between a man and a woman. Critics argue that Colorado cannot afford to pay $116,000 annually for the added benefits when the Legislature may be facing a $1 billion deficit next year.
Nonetheless, the Senate passed the bill on a voice vote and gave it final approval the following day by a margin of 22-12.
TG: Now who is intolerant? The sodomites insist on this bill despite the fact that they cannot afford it, it violates the will of the citizens, and is a sin against God.