Colorado counties issue more than 200 civil union licenses in less than a day

DENVER - More than 200 civil union licenses have been issued in five Colorado counties that reported data to 7NEWS.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock officiated the first civil union in his city just after midnight, uniting Fran and Anna Simon. Between that first ceremony and 5:30 a.m., 114 civil union licenses were issued in Denver.

Additional data from Denver won't available until Thursday.

Boulder County says that 48 of the 67 licenses issued there Wednesday came between midnight and 2 a.m.

Jefferson County issued 17 licenses on Wednesday. Douglas County reported issuing seven and Adams County reported five.

Broomfield Clerk and Recorder Jim Candelarie told 7NEWS that his office issued just one Civil Union license today.

Clerk and Recorder offices in Denver and Boulder both opened at midnight to issue licenses as soon as the law allowed. Officials in both counties said salaried employees were used and schedules were changed to avoid overtime.