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Civil unions bill passes Senate: Steadman says it’s about the children

The gay and lesbian community are one step closer to being able to participate in state sanctioned unions after the Colorado Senate voted to pass on second reading SB 172. Democrats heralded the bill as a historic moment in the fight for civil rights and the protection of children.

TCI Street Poll: Should we kill the death penalty?

House Majority Leader Paul Weissmann and Sen. Morgan Carroll are angling to repeal the state death penalty and direct the estimated $370,000 cost savings to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's Cold Case Homicide Team. Will Colorado follow New Mexico's lead? Gov. Bill Richardson abolished the death penalty Wednesday and replaced it with life without parole for the most heinous crimes. <a href="http://www.buzzdash.com/polls/new-mexico-becomes-15th-state-to-ban-death-penalty-in-25-years-156100/">New Mexico becomes 15th state to ban death penalty. In 25 years:</a> | <a href="http://www.buzzdash.com">BuzzDash polls</a> Add your thoughts below the fold