BISBEE, Ariz. — Deborah Grier and Kathy Sowden celebrated an historic day in Bisbee, Ariz., on Friday, becoming the first same-sex couple in Arizona to register in a civil union.
Deborah Grier and Kathy Sowden
Bisbee’s is the first town in Arizona to recognize same-sex relationships by allowing couples to enter into a civil union that gives them rights similar to married couples in the areas of healthcare, visitation and inheritance.
The ordinance, approved by the town council on June 4, came into effect Friday and describes civil unions as a contractual agreement not a marriage between spouses. Read more »