Political Radar


November 1st, 2013

State Rep. Karl Rhoads announced on Friday evening that a marathon hearing on a gay marriage bill will recess at 10 p.m. and resume again on Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Rhoads said the House Judiciary Committee and House Finance Committee, which is hearing from 5,181 people who had signed up to testify, will vote on the bill no sooner than Monday.

*Update: Dozens of opponents of the bill lined the corridors on the Capitol's chamber level after the hearing recessed, chanting "Let the People Vote!" as lawmakers on the committees exited the state Capitol auditorium.

3 Responses to “Saturday”

  1. Eric Ryan:

    Maybe I'm reading Derrick's description wrong. But it seems obvious that a time machine is Karl Rhoads' secret weapon; recessing at 10am and then resuming again one hour EARLIER. I think I read this happened in a movie on Cinemax where many thousands of testifiers were heard from, then the committee got in a time machine, went back one hour in time, and continued right where they left off without needing any sleep. It starred Harvey Fierstein and Neil Patrick Harris and was called "Back to the Fudger, Part II".

  2. Eric Ryan:

    Good, it looks like Derrick fixed the typo. I guess the movie reference is now obsolete. Oh good, there's the post from Derrick thanking me for pointing out the typo. He's always been so polite.

  3. Especially Incognito:

    Should make those who want a voice to pay
    for this "special" marathon.
    As it is the State has no money for rail.
    The Debt ceiling is closing and the cliff
    is getting closer.

Leave a Reply

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.