The Bugle reports:
Jerome became the first Verde Valley town to recognize civil unions after the council adopted an ordinance on July 30. Jerome Mayor Nikki Check sponsored the ordinance, which had its first reading July 9, and said it’s the type of change the town would support. “We had no town opposition, no one even showed up to speak on behalf of it,” she said. For a fee of $73, couples that file for civil unions will be eligible to receive partner benefits like health insurance. Bisbee already has a similar law, and Check said Sedona’s council is looking at doing the same at its next meeting.
By my count, this makes three cities – Jerome, Bisbee, and Tucson – that now have civil unions laws in the books in Arizona. Phoenix, are you next?