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Arizona, USA: Bisbee Passes Civil Unions Measure Again

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

ArizonaThe city of Bisbee, Arizona, last night passed the revised civil unions ordinance. The Arizona Daily Sun reports:

The council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to formally propose a scaled-back version of the ordinance. That sets the stage for a June 4 vote by the council on whether to approve the measure. Council members on April 2 approved an earlier version of the measure that sought to give people in civil unions the same benefits as those in marriages.

Under the new version, people entered into civil unions recognized only within the city of Bisbee could file contractual statements spelling out their agreed-upon “rights, obligations and expectations” in matters such as inheritances, property ownership and children. Some of those agreements “may require additional documentation and other formalities” to make them effective under state law, the revised ordinance states, adding that “the city of Bisbee makes no warranty or guarantee regarding the legality or enforceability of any agreements or nominations of the parties.”

Well, it’s a start. Other Arizona cities may follow suit.

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OH: Activists Will Submit Revised Petition to Repeal Marriage Equality Ban

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Ohio Gay Marriage Ban RepealGay marriage supporters will resubmit a petition that seeks to repeal Ohio’s gay marriage ban after a first attempt was rejected, the Gay People’s Chronicle reported.

Voters in 2004 overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a heterosexual union.

On March 1, the group Freedom to Marry Ohio submitted nearly 1,800 signatures to the office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, the first step in putting the issue back on the ballot this fall or next.

Full Story from On Top Magazine

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