USA, Arizona: Two Northern AZ Towns Move Ahead With Civil Unions Plans

Written by scott on October 11th, 2013

Arizona mapThe cities of Clarkdale and Cottonwood moved ahead this week with plans to pass civil unions ordinances.

The Verde Independent reports:

The Clarkdale Town Council decided Tuesday night to draft an ordinance that would allow couples to file for civil unions. Council member Curtiss Bohall pushed to have the item added to Clarkdale’s agenda after similar measures were passed this summer by Sedona, Jerome, Bisbee and Tucson. “This proposed ordinance makes perfect sense to me,” he said.


It looks like Cottonwood will be the next Arizona municipality to adopt an ordinance recognizing domestic partnerships and civil unions. City Council members discussed the measure during a Tuesday work session. While no formal action was taken, the general consensus was that the city should join ranks with Sedona, Jerome, Tucson, Bisbee and likely Clarkdale in recognition of civil unions. Further, council members instructed City Attorney Steve Horton to craft the ordinance for further consideration, and community discussion.

Let’s get some more Arizona towns in on this!

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. tjchase says:

    When will these communities learn that passing an ordinance for civil unions or domestic partnerships does not qualify for federal marriage benefits?
    This is just a way to apease the glbt community to give up on same sex marriage efforts.

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