Ceremonies are planned in Boulder and Denver when civil unions in Colorado become legal at midnight on Tuesday. The new law takes effect seven years after voters banned gay marriage in the state constitution.

Horay!

Civil Union vs Marriage -Does it matter? From my perspective it's more about the acknowledgement and benefits than the name. But I guess it does make for odd circumstances. "Hi I'm Joe and I'm civilly unionized with Dave" What's the correct equivalent term for married? Tiss all a bit silly.