Promote Your Attorney Profile on Law.net - Get Found / Earn More!
Jury Convicts Four Blackwater Guards in 2007 Shootings of 31 Unarmed Iraqi Civilians
Jury Convicts Four Blackwater Guards in 2007 Shootings of 31 Unarmed I...
Increase in Probes in Hong Kong Lead to More Lawyers from U.S.
Increase in Probes in Hong Kong Lead to More Lawyers from U.S.
Letter to Manhattan DA Details Lawyer Rubenstein’s Alleged Rape
Letter to Manhattan DA Details Lawyer Rubenstein’s Alleged Rape
Roberta Kaplan Takes on Mississippi’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Roberta Kaplan Takes on Mississippi’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Your profile matches an open legal position. Apply now!
Legal Job Listings

Colorado Signs in Civil Unions

Colorado, once branded a “hate state” for voting down gay marriage and various attempts at gay rights, has altered the course of its direction now that Democrats control the House and Senate: on Thursday the governor signed in the right for gay couples to get civil unions, joining eight other states who have similar civil union laws. The law will go into effect on May 1.

In 2006 the state banned same sex marriage, and Republicans are saying this civil union legislation is too much like marriage, thus denying the interests of voters.

“Even though it was specifically told to us that it wasn’t about marriage, I think both sides know that it is what it is about” said Republican Rep. Lori Saine speaking against the bill, as reported by the AP.

Rights under the civil union law will expand inheritance and parental rights as well as let partners make medical decisions together.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




“It means I can change my name finally,” said 21-year-old Amber Fuentes, who will have a civil union with Yolanda Martinez, 34. “It’s not marriage, but it still gives us a lot of rights.”

When Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the bill into effect, dozens of gay couples cheered “Equal! Equal!”

So far nine states and the District of Columbia allow gay marriage, and nine states allow civil unions.

Colorado Signs in Civil Unions by

Tagged: , , , , ,

Daniel June Posted by on March 22, 2013. Filed under Legal News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

 

 

Job of the Day
Property Tax Litigation Associate
USA-TX-Dallas

Property Tax Litigation Associate Our client is a well known and established Dallas law firm searching for a Property Tax Litigation Associate.  The firm prefers at least one year but not over...

Related Posts: