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Wed 10 Jul, 2013
By Robert Ingham

With the recognition of civil unions come the rights and responsibilities to the family, regardless of what happens to the relationship

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During America's recent fixation on gay marriage and high court rulings surrounding it, a handful of same-sex couples quietly filed for divorce in courthouses along Colorado's Front Range.

Seven dissolution of civil union cases are spread across the dockets in Denver, Boulder, El Paso and Jefferson counties, according to the Colorado Judicial Department. None have yet been filed in Larimer County.

These first dissolutions under the state's civil union law that took effect May 1 fall into two camps: Relationships that soured quickly, and exit paths closer to home for gay couples looking to end relationships legally recognized in other states.

Colorado's civil union law recognizes same-sex relationships from the joyous inception through death, when rights of inheritance kick in. It also carries provisions for the eventuality of a split.

"You can't have one without the other," said House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, and one of the authors of the civil union law. "With the recognition of civil unions come the rights and responsibilities to the family, regardless of what happens to the relationship."

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