PHOTOS: Coloradans Celebrate Civil Unions at Midnight

Colorado's civil union legislation took effect at midnight on May 1, and same-sex couples across the state swarmed county clerks' offices to take advantage of the new law.

BY Sunnivie Brydum

May 01 2013 11:10 AM ET

Anna (left) and Fran Simon, both of Denver,  are the first same-sex couple to be issued a civil union license at a midnight ceremony in the Denver Office of the Clerk and Recorder on May 1.