Quantcast
Home / Home news / Tucson expands same-sex couples law

Tucson expands same-sex couples law

same sex marriageTUCSON — Tucson city councilors have voted to give same-sex couples broader legal recognition in signing contracts.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that councilors voted 6-0 this week to allow sex-same couples to file contracts regarding inheritance rights, power of attorney, living wills and the ability to resolve disputes if couples breaks up.

The change adds more teeth to the city’s domestic-partner ordinance passed in 2003.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild says the enhanced ordinance will give same-sex couples some of the same rights that married, heterosexual couples enjoy.

City Attorney Mike Rankin says as long as the city doesn’t offer rights reserved for married couples, the measure should not violate state law.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

One comment

  1. Well…. It’s about time…. It’s only 2013… What about Phoenix and the rest of Arizona?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

 

x

Check Also

The cost of traffic jams in Phoenix and Tucson averaged more than $1,000 per commuter in gas, wasted time and trucking costs. But neither city was in the nation’s top 10. (Photo by Ernesto Andrade via flickr/Creative Commons)

ADOT increases use of remote technology to ease traffic flow

State transportation officials are increasing their use of remote technology to help keep traffic moving on portions of highways that pass through various communities across Arizona.