VIDEO: Greg Harris and Deb Mell impassioned statements on SB10 failure
Sat. June 1, 2013 9:00 AM by GoPride.com News Staff
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Shortly after 7 p.m., an emotional Harris addressed the chamber. Fighting back tears, he acknowledged that, despite several high-profile supporters, some colleagues did not have the support of their constituents and asked for more time.
"I have never been sadder to accept such a request," Harris said. He promised that the issue would be re-opened in the veto session in the fall, but added, "In the meantime, I apologize to the families who were hoping to wake up full and equal citizens."
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