Article Photos: Colorado ushers in new law with midnight unions 2/6

Just after midnight, Fran Simon, left, and her partner Anna Simon, flanked by their son Jeremy, age 5, display their State of Colorado civil union license shortly before making their vows during a ceremony at the Webb Municipal Building in Denver, Wednesday May 1, 2013. Fran Simon, left, and her partner Anna Simon were the first couple to receive a certificate. In March 2013, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB-11, the Colorado Civil Union Act, which provides committed same-sex couples with legal protections and responsibilities. The act went into effect on May 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)