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The Colorado Civil Union Act goes into effect (mostly) on May 1, 2013. In fact, some of the Colorado County Clerks have announced that their offices will be open at 12:01 a.m. on May 1st to begin issuing Civil Union licenses to couples. Both Denver and Boulder County Clerks have advised that they will be open at 12:01 a.m..
In advance of May 1st, we at Martin Law believe it is important for Colorado citizens to understand more about Civil Unions, i.e. what they are and are not, the process for obtaining a civil union, what rights, protections and responsibilities come with a Civil Union and what do not, etc. As a result we joined with Out Boulder to present a program on March 27, 2013 titled Colorado Gets Civil-ized, which was a panel presentation from Martin Law attorney Jodi S. Martin and fellow Boulder attorney, Larry Hoyt.
If you missed the program, and would like to learn more about Colorado’s Civil Union Act, you can watch the webcast recording of the program right now. The video is below. Additionally, the slides used in the presentation can be viewed here, and the handouts distributed are available here.
If you have a group or business that is interested in coordinating a presentation on the Colorado Civil Union Act or any of its implications for same-sex couples, please feel free to contact Jodi S. Martin for information on scheduling.
Disclaimer: This blog post and any attachments or links only offer general information and are not intended to provide legal advice regarding any person’s specific situation and do not create an attorney-client relationship of any kind. The area of law discussed in this blog post and any attachments or links is new to Colorado and is an area of the law that is constantly evolving on a state and national level, as such there is bound to be uncertainty regarding this area. If you have specific questions, encounter difficulties with your own relationship, or need other legal advice, you are encouraged to contact an attorney that practices in this area.