DENVER — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock marked the first year of civil unions in Colorado with a reception for same-sex couples at the city’s clerk and recorder office.
A statewide total was not immediately available.
Colorado bans same-sex marriage. But civil unions grant gay couples rights similar to marriage, including enhanced inheritance and parental rights. People in civil unions also have the ability to make medical decisions for their partners.
Hancock said Thursday that Colorado “has made great strides toward bringing down the walls that divide.”
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