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Alicia Martinez leans against her partner Samantha Gomez while... News PhotoApplying,City,Denver,Horizontal,Human Interest,Leaning,USA,WaitingPhotographer Collection: Denver Post Copyright - 2013 The Denver Post, MediaNews Group.DENVER, CO. - MAY 01: Alicia Martinez leans against her partner Samantha Gomez while waiting to apply for their civil union license at the Webb Building in Denver CO, May 01, 2013. The Clerk and Recorder's Office opened for business from midnight to 3 a.m. to issue civil union licenses to couples on May 01, 2013 when the Civil Union Act became law. One Colorado offered a civil-union celebration for couples in the building's atrium from midnight to 2 a.m., as judges, magistrates and other officiants performed the ceremonies. Colorado became the latest state to recognize the legal rights of same-sex couples — through marriage or civil unions — when Gov. John Hickenlooper signed state Senate Bill 11 into law March 21. (Photo By Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post via Getty Images)