Yes: civil unions (effective May 1, 2013) and designated beneficiary agreements. See Colo. Rev. Stat. tit. 15, art. 22.
Colorado law prohibits discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation, defined to include gender identity, in public and private employment. See Colo Rev. Stat. § 24-34-401, et seq.
All government employees are protected by the U.S. Constitution against irrational discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. In addition, some measure of protection already exists under Title VII based on gender, which has been held to include gender identity and expression.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and several courts have interpreted Title VII to protect transgender employees, and the EEOC has interpreted Title VII to cover sexual orientation discrimination. The Supreme Court has held that the EEOC's interpretations of Title VII are entitled to "great deference."
Any adult. Colo. Code § 19-5-202.
Authorized by Colo. Rev. Stat. § 19-5-203 et seq.
Generally favorable environment. See, e.g., In re Marriage of Dorworth, 33 P.3d 1260 (Colo. App. 2001).
Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 22-93-101 (West Supp. 2012), Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 22-30.5-502 (West Supp. 2012)
Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 22-32-109 (West Supp. 2012), Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 22-32-109.1 (West Supp. 2012)