Last week, with just three minutes to spare in Utah's legislative session, Republican, of course, Senator Lavar Christensen [top] introduced an anti-gay amendment that would have barred same-sex couples from being joint tenants for tax purposes.
"Passing, passing, go to the next one. C'mon, let's go."
"Aye, but we ran out of time. All right, we're done."
The bill didn’t pass because of a sneeze and a cough and a stammer. Jim Dabakis took to Facebook to tell the tale:
“My mini-filibuster. What they did was very mean-spirited! SB 252 was a low blow anti-LGBT bill. It was pulled off the board at 11:57 PM. The session ends at midnight. As they rushed this redneck-pleasing, bad bill through, there was only one minute left to vote. Roll Call Vote. When it came my time to vote — I had to deliberate. A long time. Until the session ended! ”
Congratulation to Senator Dabakis for his Mini-Filibuster for LGBT rights!