Civil unions begin in Colorado

“Our commitment doesn’t change, but we will have a burden lifted off our shoulders. Loving and committed couples need legal protections.”

Anna Simon, who with her partner, Fran Simon, was the first to receive a Colorado civil union certificate, at 12:02 a.m. today, Denver time, one minute after the law took effect. (Associated Press)  

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