Arizona was the 31st state in the nation to legalize marriage for same-sex couples. Besides being a denial of the reality of committed, same-sex families, it is humiliating and dehumanizing. Archived from the original on July 9,
As rulings around the country have toppled laws banning same-sex couples from marrying, Arizona's law appeared doomed. Verde Independent. LGBT portal. But it turned into a controversy that threatens to make Bisbee a legal battleground over same-sex rights. If the ordinance survives legal challenges, it could just become one more quirky attraction in a town full of them.
Mark Hundley, Logan's partner, his voice shaking, spoke directly to the opposition.
Share this. Subscribe today. The little community of supporters was getting nervous, and phone calls went out to encourage others to show up. Very few states still do. The City Council of Bisbee has responded to the question about state law defining marriage by noting that state law does not impose similar restrictions on the application of civil unions.
The ordinance cites state laws in inheritance and other areas while saying a person in a Bisbee-recognized civil union would have the same responsibilities and benefits as a married person.
Within the next month, Granville plans to propose that an ordinance mirroring Bisbee's be placed on the formal agenda for a council vote. Archived from the original on September 15, By day's end, officials at the Maricopa County Clerk's Office estimated that they had issued nearly double the daily average of 77 marriage licenses.
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