Over two dozen Larimer County couples celebrated Colorado's civil union statute that took effect yesterday. Wednesday was the first day for people to receive civil unions under a Colorado law passed earlier this year by the Legislature. By the close of business, 27 couples had recorded their unions at the Larimer County Clerk and Recorder's Office. Some held ceremonies with loved ones and friends in the Boyd Lake meeting room that the county made available for them. About 80 percent of the couples that obtained civil union licenses in Larimer County were lesbians, and almost 20 percent were gay men.

The bill was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper  last month.