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.


  1. says

    Erect a walking dead style fence to keep the rest of Arizona out! Do a kickstarter, you will have all the money you need in hours.

  2. jakeinlove says

    I’m gonna try to get to their Pride this year to give them some economic support. Well done Bisbee. Phoenix should be a quarter as ahead of the curve!

  3. Luke says

    If you want a fun alternative to the big city prides this summer, Bisbee pride is June 14-16.

  4. Randy says

    The Arizona Attorney General said the law is unconstitutioal and he will go to court to block it.

    Please do. I hope you win and garner a lot of press nationally for standing up for traditional marriage. You will be doing your part to make the GOP the party of the blowhards who just can’t stand those uppity gays.

    And everyone loves a party pooper.

  5. Matt Ford says

    Way to go, Bisbee, AZ.! I went there once years ago, and have been wanting to go back ever since.