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Sedona becomes fourth Ariz. city to approve same-sex civil unions

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

SEDONA, Ariz. — Sedona has become the fourth Arizona city to recognize same-sex civil unions.

Sedona-AZ-092413The Sedona City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to allow civil unions regardless of gender in the red-rock country community in north-central Arizona.

Sedona’s city attorney says the ordinance borrows from local civil union laws already approved by Tucson, Bisbee and Jerome.

Provisions include a registration process and a city-maintained list of agreements that couples wish to register.

Phoenix TV station KPHO says civil unions also allow same-sex couples to list themselves as next of kin and visit each other in hospitals.

Sedona Mayor Rob Adams says approval of the civil union ordinance sends a message that love is love, “regardless if its two people of the same sex or not.”

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46 more reader comments:

  1. Its a good start. :)

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:32am
  2. You are soooo right

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:38am
  3. Sicilian boys and girls are coming!! <3

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 9:29am
  4. it is a start, but not equality

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:32am
  5. true, but it is Arizona!

    Replied on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 1:04am
  6. WHOOAH! BAD ASS!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:38am
  7. my home town! <3

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:38am
  8. great.. OMG . fuck them, sure those guys we elect smell like roses. fuck them :) fuck them and u too Rd Nks u deserve each other

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:41am
  9. nice

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:50am
  10. i swear the retards that stand against marriage equality remind of the same ones on that episode of South Park

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:59am
  11. Now let’s make it marriage statewide!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:14am
  12. worldwide

    Replied on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10:29pm
  13. Good start!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:02am
  14. We love it there

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:02am
  15. Good news, but isn’t Sedona a liberal bastion there, an arts community as I remember. Not typical of Arizona as a whole.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 9:44am
  16. Awesome …

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 9:45am
  17. omg…wonderful….McCain country and in a GOP state

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10:10am
  18. I love Sedona, been there twice, very progressive!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10:58am
  19. Sedona, AZ. Hometown of pop singer Michelle Branch.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:19am
  20. A start is needed for an end :)

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11:33am
  21. Movement in the right direction.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:24pm
  22. Civil Union is not marriage! Land of Freedom.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:00pm
  23. Sedona is beyond beautiful:)

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:02pm
  24. Would love to visit Sedona !!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:10pm
  25. <3 Sedona!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:21pm
  26. John McCain may have to sell his home there now.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:24pm
  27. Keep goin’ until marriage!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:41pm
  28. Not the same! Marriage Equality!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:22pm
  29. I love Sedona! Slid rock it’s a must if your ever there.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:12pm
  30. we need rainbow buses and rainbow truck fleets to join the push!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:14pm
  31. excellent

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:30pm
  32. I was born near Sedona!!YEAH FOR THEM!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:41pm
  33. good for Sedona!!probably the most liberal place in Arizona, beautiful too!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 5:44pm
  34. Yea Baby. Been there and love the place. I got married in IOWA out of necessity but a wedding in Sedona would be AWESOME!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:18pm
  35. Are they recognizing it as civil-unions, or actual marriage?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:31pm
  36. Yay! My buddies in sedona can get married

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:06pm
  37. Of all places! Sedona!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:27pm
  38. Oh my gosh! And I know the perfect spot at Slide Rock for a ceremony!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:06pm
  39. Now we need legal same sex marriage, and marriage equality.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:31pm
  40. Maybe Arizona isn’t a dumb as I thought.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 9:23pm
  41. te amo Sedona!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 1:10am
  42. It’s a start.

    Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 1:47am
  43. thanks for equal rights

    Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 3:32am
  44. ice

    Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 3:53am
  45. Great!

    Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 5:02am
  46. And soon, the Neo-Confederacy, in a few centuries, will consider introducing a, “Near-Person-Hood” bill allowing homosexual people to exist with dignity.

    Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 5:22am