Mesa County Couples Get Civil Union Licenses
KREX News Room
MESA COUNTY, Colo. Wednesday is a historic day in Colorado, with civil unions being legal at the stroke of midnight. Couples in Mesa County have been issued licenses.
While the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder's office opened at 8:00 in the morning, the clerk and recorder's office in both Denver and Boulder opened their doors at midnight.
One Mesa County couple, Molly Magnuson and Kaesey Carlile, spoke with NewsChannel 5 after being issued a civil union's license Wednesday morning. They say they've been together for five years, had a ceremony three years ago and are now finally in a civil union.
Magnuson said, "Just excited and happy that we can be with all the other folks."
"And we just encourage other people to not be shy and come out and do it," said Carlile.
"Yeah, don't hide away. Show them that we're here in force," said Magnuson.
Folks wanting to get civil unions need to bring identification, know their social security numbers, be at least 18 years old and pay $30.