Wednesday was a momentous day for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community in Colorado. The state began legally recognizing their relationships with civil unions.
Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 5:13 pm
At midnight, civil unions became legal in Colorado. The state joined eight other states with similar laws and nine others — plus the District of Columbia — to permit gay marriage.
As has become the custom, couples lined up at courthouses across the state in the middle of night, waiting for the clock to strike 12 to receive their paperwork and exchange their vows.
At midnight on May 1st, same-sex couples could enter into a Civil Union in Colorado. Many couples were in line waiting for the clock to strike midnight.
The highly sought after civil unions license will be available for same-sex couples in Colorado beginning Wednesday. Some local clerk and recorders office are opening as early as midnight.
In less than 24 hours, same sex couples in Colorado will be able to enter into a civil union. Clerk and Recorder’s offices are gearing up for the expected rush on their offices.