I can’t believe I missed this – that’s what I get for being busy! Onely has also covered this. Colorado has enacted what they are calling the Colorado Designated Beneficiary Agreement Act. This law allows any person to fill out a simple form indicating who they want to make medical decisions for them and who will inherit their money if they do not have a will. This is huge step for unmarried rights, folks!
The best part though, is that you can pick exactly what marriage-like benefits you want. So the person who makes healthcare decisions for you does not have to get your state disability benefits, or inherit your widget business, etc…It’s like ordering a la carte! Sweet!