Simon says the “W” word: one parent’s experience of the marriage equality issue

“Do you take Fran to be your lawfully wedded wife, in sickness and in health, until death do you part?” The mayor smiles as he asks me. I am radiant, wearing my mother’s wedding gown for the fifth and final time. I am pleased to be able to still squeeze into it after all these years and a pregnancy. “I DO!” I proudly answer. It has been a long road to get here, but marriage … [Read more...]

What Colorado civil-unions mean to parents and their kids!

In March 2013, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB-11, the Colorado Civil Union Act, which provided thousands of committed couples with critical legal protections and responsibilities. The bill went into effect on May 1, 2013. We interviewed Fran and Anna Simon to hopefully answer some of our questions about why this was important to Colorado parents. Our questions … [Read more...]