Colorado Gov. Signs Designated Benefi...

Colorado Gov. Signs Designated Beneficiary Law

There are 24 comments on the story from Apr 10, 2009, titled Colorado Gov. Signs Designated Beneficiary Law. In it, reports that:

Gov. Bill Ritter of Colorado on Thursday signed the Designated Beneficiary Agreement Act, which allows unmarried adult couples -- including same-sex partners -- some of the legal rights afforded to married couples; the legislation delivers expanded rights in areas including inheritance matters, medical decisions, and hospital visitation. With an eye toward convenience, the law permits any two unmarried adults to designate each other as beneficiaries by filing a form with a county clerk. The legislation takes effect on July 1.

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“"I work too hard"”

Since: Apr 09

Placitas, NM

#21 Apr 15, 2009
This I agree with. Nice. Can we stop trying to get married now?

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#22 Apr 15, 2009
TheCoolNos wrote:
This I agree with. Nice. Can we stop trying to get married now?
You can settle for whatever second-rate, second class situation you want but I won't stop until my Marriage is recognized Federally and in all 50 States. My relationship is no less valid nor any less deserving of the precise same protections, rights, and obligations as any other relationship in the United States and I will not settle for anything less.

“"I work too hard"”

Since: Apr 09

Placitas, NM

#23 Apr 15, 2009
Just to clear myself up I am gay and I agree with what this post is saying. I am fine with it.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#24 Apr 15, 2009
Not only that, only 17 years ago, Coloradans amended their constitution to deny GLBT's any access to legal protections. The ban was so sweeping that even SCOTUS couldn't abide it and overturned it in Romer V Evans.

My how times change! And even Colorado changes with time, notwithstanding the fact that the state hosts some of the most homophobic organizations in the country.

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