In March 2013, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB-11, the Colorado Civil Union Act, which provides thousands of committed couples with critical legal protections and responsibilities. The bill will go into effect on May 1, 2013.
Rights and protections covered by civil unions include abilities such as taking leave to care for a partner, making medical and end-of-life decisions for a partner, and adopting children together.
For more information about civil unions, please refer to the following documents:
- Civil Unions Application Form
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Tips for Couples Seeking a Civil Union
- List of Coalition Partners Supporting Civil Unions
- Final version of Senate Bill 13-011
Given the historic nature of civil unions in Colorado, we expect passage to generate significant attention, both from members of the media and the general public. We have prepared a list of talking points that includes some information to help individuals who might want to respond to questions from the media or from their friends, relatives, and neighbors. You may download the Talking Points document here.
If you encounter any obstacles when applying for a civil union or if you need more information about civil unions, please contact us at our office: 303-396-6170.
For additional answers to questions about civil unions, watch the video of our April 17 Q&A webinar below. You may download the slides from this webinar here.