Colorado family lawyers from Feldmann Nagel, LLC attended Denver's
2013 PrideFest this past weekend to show their support for local residents
of the LGBT community and to spread the word on civil unions. Denver PrideFest
– which was held on Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16 –
is one of the top ten pride events in the United States. An event that
celebrates community, heritage, family, and culture, the Denver PrideFest
draws more than 250,000 people from across Colorado and many of the surrounding areas.
At Feldmann Nagel, LLC we are tremendously proud of the trust local residents
and communities place in our firm during their times of legal need, and
we always strive to return the favor by showing our support. Our Colorado
family law team was stationed at the corner of 14th and Broadway during the event, taking part in the festivities and helping
members of the LGBT community better understand their legal rights when
it comes to family law.
Advocates for equal rights have spent years petitioning for legislation
that would address the rights of same-sex couples in Colorado and throughout
the entire Country. In 2011, the Colorado Civil Union Act was introduced,
and in March of this year, was finally signed into law. The Civil Union
Act – which took effect on May 1, 2013 – allows any two unmarried
adults, regardless of gender, to enter into a civil union. Colorado is
the sixth U.S. state to legalize civil unions, joining Rhode Island, New
Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii, and Delaware.
Under the Civil Union Act, partners in a civil union in Colorado are entitled
to the same legal rights, benefits, and protections as heterosexual spouses
in a marriage. Although many still push for legalization of same-sex marriage
– as nine U.S. states have already done so – local residents
can take comfort in the fact that with the passing of the Colorado Civil
Union Act, amazing progress has been made.
As same-sex couples face a number of unique legal barriers, and as the
Colorado Civil Union Act is still new and difficult for many to fully
understand, our family attorneys at Feldmann Nagel, LLC are committed
to providing personalized, compassionate, and experienced legal assistance
to same-sex couples throughout the state. Our attorneys – who always
remain up to date about the latest legislative acts and efforts –
take the time to fully educate our clients about their rights and legal
options. We guide clients through their unique legal journeys step by
step and go above and beyond in our efforts to provide them with the information,
earnest support, and comprehensive legal aid they need to navigate their
chosen endeavor. If you are interested in learning more about the Colorado
Civil Union Act, any LGBT family law issues, and the ways in which our
firm can help, please do not hesitate to
contact a Colorado family lawyer from Feldmann Nagel, LLC today.