Meet Colorado’s First Same-Sex Couple To Get A Civil Union

Fran and Anna Simon had their civil union licensed in Denver at 12:02 a.m. local time Wednesday. A state constitutional amendment adopted in 2006 bans same-sex couples in Colorado from marriage.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Conducted A Civil Union Ceremony For The Simons:

@MayorHancock conducts 1st #civilunions ceremony for Fran and Anna Simon: http://t.co/KGoK2irdsa

— EliStokols (@Eli Stokols)

Crush of cameras surrounding the Simons. And a lot of tears. #civilunions

— EliStokols (@Eli Stokols)

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Chris Geidner is the legal editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C. In 2014, Geidner won the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association award for journalist of the year.
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