With the new civil unions law going into effect on May 1st, Boulder’s county clerk has announced extended hours to handle the expected flood of couples. ABC 7 reports:
Boulder County is expecting a flood of same-sex couples to line up for civil unions when they become legal under Colorado law on May 1. To handle the work, the recording division staff plans to open its office at 1750 33rd St. from midnight to about 2 a.m. to issue licenses to couples. The Boulder office will reopen for regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Branch offices at 529 Coffman St. in Longmont and 722 Main St. in Louisville will be open for regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 1.
While we applaud Colorado for passing the bill, we’re not sure there will be a flood – recent experience with civil unions bills suggests gay and lesbian couples are growing tired of these half-measures. But maybe we’re wrong – the bill does offer some real, concrete benefits.