The small southern Arizona town of Bisbee, Arizona just passed a civil unions ordinance. Think Progress reports:
The city council in Bisbee, Arizona voted 5-2 Tuesday to approve civil unions for same-sex couples. Bisbee is a former mining town that has now become an artist’s haven of about 5,600 people. Same-sex couples there will now be able to go to City Hall, pay $76 (the same cost of a marriage license in the outlying county), and receive a civil union. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has said the ordinance would be unconstitutional, promising his office would challenge it in court.
You may remember that Arizona was the first state to reject a gay marriage ban back in 2006, mainly because it also banned civil unions for gays and lesbians. The ban passed without the civil unions language in 2008, which would seem to make Bisbee’s action legal!