Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper sent a letter Thursday to gay rights group OneColorado in support of same-sex civil unions bill SB 172. The Governor had planned to attend a rally hosted by the group at the capitol. Hickenlooper couldn't make it and Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee later killed the bill on a party line vote
. "It’s important for you to know how important we think Senate Bill 172 is to Colorado," wrote Hickenlooper. "It’s pretty simple: What’s fair for one person should be fair for the next. Everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, should have the same legal rights."