Gay couples marry in midnight unions

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Just after midnight, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, left, performs a civil union vows ceremony for Sonja Semion, center left, and her partner Courtney Law at the Webb Municipal Building in Denver, Wednesday May 1, 2013. 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)

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The first gay couple granted a civil union in Colorado said their vows before hundreds of people early morning on May Day, at a downtown Denver municipal building where hundreds of gay couples and members of the public gathered.

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