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Clarkdale becomes 5th town to OK civil unions
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 16:19

Clarkdale became the fifth municipality in Arizona to recognize civil unions last week after a unanimous vote from the Town Council at its Nov. 12 meeting.Clarkdale decided Nov. 12 to approve civil unions, following the example of Jerome, Cottonwood and Sedona. The move allows same-sex couples — and heterosexual couples — to enter into a civil union, gaining the benefits of power of attorney, living will and hospital visitation rights.


The rules recognize partnerships, same-sex and heterosexual, as long as they are registered and the people involved are at least 18 years old.

The move makes it the third town in the region to recognize civil unions.

Jerome and Sedona have already recognized civil unions earlier this year, joining Tucson and Bisbee, the first two cities to approve such an ordinance.

 

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Nov. 20, edition of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.

 

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