Colorado now has full marriage equality. However, that wasn’t always the case and couples across Colorado are still able to get a Civil Union if they don’t wish to get married, but want to have some of the legal protections that marriage offers. If you’re looking for information on marriage in Colorado, click here.
In March 2013, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB-11 — the Colorado Civil Union Act — which provided thousands of committed couples with critical legal protections and responsibilities. The bill went 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
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.