Tiny Arizona Town of Bisbee Votes to Recognize Civil Unions


Last week I reported that the small southern Arizona town of Bisbee was headed toward approving civil unions and they have done so, the Star reports:

Bisbee's City Council voted 5-2 late Tuesday to recognize same-sex civil unions within the community, after hearing three hours of impassioned comments from residents and despite a warning from the state's attorney general. The ordinance makes Bisbee the first Arizona city to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples, giving them rights now enjoyed by married couples.

Bisbee City Attorney John MacKinnon says the ordinance's impact will apply only to things within the city's control, such as personnel policies.

Posted April 3, 2013 at 11:31am ETC by Andy Towle
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