Now that Jerome, a small town in Northern Arizona, has passed a civil unions bill, two more local towns may follow suit.
The Verde Independent reports:
There are several reasons to be interested in the discussion before the Cottonwood Council during an early work session Tuesday evening.The meeting in the city council chambers starts at 5 p.m. instead of the usual 6 p.m. An issue likely to prompt debate, and perhaps citizen comment, is a discussion of the recognition of civil unions. The council has copies of ordinances already approved by Tucson, Bisbee, Jerome and Sedona to consider.
The Clarkdale Town Council will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. to discuss a civil union ordinance and the use of smart meters by APS. Four municipalities have passed ordinances this summer allowing couples to file for a civil union, setting down their relationship on paper. Clarkdale council members will discuss the development of either a civil union or domestic partnership ordinance.
These would be cities five and six in the state withe civil unions ordinances. The pressure is growing in Arizona!