The City Council approved an ordinance empowering the issuance of civil-union certificates to domestic partners Tuesday night, giving couples who can't marry a place to record any contracts they've agreed to and greater recognition of their relationship.
PHOENIX — Arizonans may get a third chance to decide the issue of whether gays should be able to wed in this state.
A City Council in a southern Arizona community that had been threatened with a lawsuit by the state Attorney General’s office for a civil union ordinance it adopted has voted to rewrite the law to take out parts that apparently run afoul of a state ban on same-sex marriage.
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.
A long line of speakers has signed up to be heard at the Bisbee City Council meeting going on tonight, as the council considers approving civil unions for same-sex couples.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is raising constitutionality questions about a proposed ordinance that would recognize civil unions for same-sex couples in the community of Bisbee.
Bisbee poised to approve same-sex civil unions