CO Rep. Who Voted Down Civil Unions Bill Has Gay Son

The campaign manager for Colorado State Rep. Marsha Looper (R-El Paso) was so happy that her boss voted against civil unions that she forwarded an email to supporters praising Looper’s stance, even though the politician has a gay son.


During the House Appropriations Committee hearing on May 8, Looper amended SB 2 “to protect religious organizations and different kinds of counselors from harm for disagreeing with the civil unions provisions had it passed. (Praise God!)”

The bill died in on the House floor in May. But the email, sent by staffer Lana Fore-Warkocz, went to on add, “”God is truly to be praised for Marsha Looper because she also has a homosexual son.”

Looper hasn’t kept her son’s sexuality a secret, but she certainly hasn’t advertised it in campaign literature.

The Denver Post reports Looper claimed to be “very disappointed,” about the email being forwarded. “These are are very intimate issues. I love my son. I always will. He has said, ‘Mom, I want my privacy.'”

House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino, a gay Denver Democrat who co-sponsored the civil unions measure, wondered if Looper’s son, who lives out of state, “appreciates being used in this way.” .

We wonder how long Looper’s campaign manager is gonna keep her job.

Looper said said her family’s personal lives were “not a legitimate avenue for my campaign, or any other campaign to discuss.” Maybe Rep. Don Coram (R-Montrose) would discuss it. He’s another Colorado state representative with a gay son who voted against SB 2.