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Civil Unions for Same Sex Couples in Tuscon Arizona
On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, the City Council of Tucson, Arizona, approved an ordinance allowing same-sex couples to register for civil unions in a unanimous 6-0 vote, making the city the second in the state to pass this historic decision. It was earlier this month on June 4th that the first town in Arizona granted civil unions to same-sex couples – the town of Bisbee in a 5-2 vote.
Bisexual Arizonan Halina Reed offered her opinion on the civil union ordinance, saying, “Arizona isn’t the right-wing monolith many in our country imagine it to be; we’re pretty ‘live and let live.’ It’s nice to see the Tucson City Council honoring that ethos and furthering equal protection under the law.”
Additionally, Phoenix and Flagstaff both have domestic partner registries, under which rights vary. In Phoenix, those who apply are granted hospital visitation rights. In Flagstaff, hospital visitation is granted, along with spousal recognition at city facilities, including public libraries and pools …
Sadly even though it is ably represented by openly bisexual Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, since 2008 the state of Arizona as a whole has a ban in place against same-sex marriage.
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