Colorado’s campus free speech bill on Tuesday won a unanimous 64-0 vote on the state House floor.
It was another triumph of bipartisan support for a bill that was early linked in the minds of lawmakers to contentious conservative cable-news narratives but that broke increasingly free with each committee and floor debate to be embraced as productive and important public policy, turning skeptics into supporters all along the way.
“It was a lot of work, but good work,” said Rep. Jeff Bridges, a Democrat from Greenwood Village after the House vote. “I told people on the campaign trail that I would be looking for common ground at the Capitol and, I can say, we all met in the middle on this bill. It was a huge team effort by colleagues on both sides. Lots of credit all around on this one.”