Another crack in Arizona’s ban on recognition of same sex couples. The state’s second-largest city just passed a civil unions ordinance, following in Bisbee’s footsteps. AZCentral reports:
Tucson has for a decade offered domestic-partner registries, recognizing same-sex couples as spouses in terms of allowing them to visit partners in the hospital and accessing city facilities such as the library or pools. The City Council unanimously approved renaming the domestic-partnership ordinance the civil-union ordinance and changing references to “domestic partnership” to “civil unions.” The ordinance also adds language similar to the ordinance Bisbee passed June 5, including allowing couples to file with the city personal legal documents related to topics such as property ownership and child custody.
Congratulations to my hometown for taking such a bold step.