The Sedona City Council voted Wednesday to formally consider an ordinance authorizing civil unions in the red-rock country community in north-central Arizona.
Sedona’s city attorney says a draft proposal being prepared for the City Council’s consideration borrows from local civil-union laws already approved by Bisbee, Jerome and Tucson.
Provisions would include a registration process and a city-maintained list of agreements that couples wish to register.
Mayor Rob Adams says approval of the civil union ordinance would send a message that love is love, “regardless if its two people of the same sex or not.”
Phoenix television station KPHO reports that a Sept. 24 vote is expected on the Sedona measure.