The city council in Bisbee, Arizona voted 5-2 Tuesday to approve civil unions for same-sex couples. Bisbee is a former mining town that has now become an artist’s haven of about 5,600 people. Same-sex couples there will now be able to go to City Hall, pay $76 (the same cost of a marriage license in [...]
The small Arizona town of Bisbee (population 6000) legalized civil unions last night. At least, they say they did. The City Council pushed aside legal warnings from the state’s attorney general and a conservative advocacy group and voted...Show More Summary
BISBEE, Arizona (Reuters) - A former Arizona copper mining town reborn as an artists' community defied the threat of legal action on Tuesday and became the first city in the conservative southwestern state to allow civil unions between same-sex couples...
Bisbee, Arizona just realized that the law only says "marriage", not "civil unions"...
If approved, the ordinance would mean people in civil unions would be considered spouses in several different legal situations.
BISBEE, Arizona (Reuters) - A former Arizona copper mining town reborn as an artists' community is poised to become on Tuesday the first city in the conservative southwestern state to allow civil unions between same-sex couples.
A lesbian chief petty officer will face a trial by court-martial for "fraternization" after for entering relationship, and a civil union, with a female petty officer first class she met while she was on duty in Afghanistan. read mor...
MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts took off his professional hat for a moment yesterday to talk about his marriage last September to his husband Patrick. Said Roberts: "I don't think that we would have gone for a civil union. Getting married...
Back in 2004 Arkansas voters overwhelmingly approved a measure amending the state constitution to ban civil unions and define marriage as only between one man and one woman. But just in case we didn’t get the message, the Arkansas House of Representatives just passed a resolution on Wednesday reaffirming its opposition to marriage equality and [...]
Only some social issues are divisive in the Plains states, or so implies the New York Times. A sour tone permeated Wednesday's front-page story by John Eligon and Erik Eckholm from Fargo on North Dakota's strict new abortion laws, which...Show More Summary
It's been a hell of a 10 years. A decade ago, Howard Dean was unelectable because he supported civil unions in his state of Vermont. Now? “The dominoes are falling,” said [bigot] Dr. Bob Borger. “They’re falling faster than I ever thought they could.” [...]Show More Summary
In response to Same Sex Marriage and Gilligan's Island Game Theory: I've always been in favor of civil unions myself, even back when that stance represented the leftward fringe of the marriage debate. Mutually consenting parties should not be prevented from entering into legal contracts for things like inheritance or hospital visitation rights. Show More Summary
While same-sex marriage is dramatically debated at the Supreme Court this week, it’s worth keeping in mind that just a few days ago, Colorado legalized civil unions for same-sex couples, becoming – to my surprise – the 18th state to have either marriage equality or civil unions. I didn’t realize the cause had come so [...]
"But how different is it, really, from proposals to resolve the gay marriage issue by using the term 'civil unions' instead of 'marriage'?" I think that's my first post about same-sex marriage, on February 3, 2004 — 3 weeks into blogging. Show More Summary
Controversy has arisen over whether Pope Francis advocated for a civil unions law in Argentina in 2010 while he served as Archbishop of Buenos Aires. The New York Times and CNN quote sources saying that he did, while a source quotedShow More Summary
Tags: Chicks Getting Hitched marriage lesbian weddings gay marriage On Valentine’s Day, I wrote an article for Huffington Post about my personal experience of getting a civil union license instead of a marriage license. I wrote about...Show More Summary
Colorado Civil Unions: Marriage Minus Did anyone notice that Colorado’s new civil union law purports to create a status that is the legal equivalent of marriage–except that parties to a civil union are prohibited from filing a joint state income tax return? (See § 14-15-117.) … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors
by John-Henry Westen Analysis. ROME, March 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Rumors have been swirling that perhaps Pope Francis will approve of homosexual civil unions. There have been suggestions, which have been refuted by others, that as Archbishop of Buenos Aires he approved such unions in the context of trying to stop…
Hooray for small steps in the right direction! Governor John W. Hickenlooper signed a law into effect yesterday allowing gay and lesbian couples to enter into civil unions!!! Permitting civil unions isn't nearly as awesome as legalizing same-sex MARRIAGES, but Rome wasn't built in a day! The state of Colorado has grown considerably more progressive since 2006, when [...]
Colorado is now the 8th state in the US that recognizes same-sex civil unions.