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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