Tucson expands same-sex couples law - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Tucson expands same-sex couples law

Posted: Updated:
TUCSON, AZ (AP) -

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 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
KTRE logo

KTRE

358 TV Road,
Pollok TX 75969

FCC Public File
publicfile@ktre.com
936-853-8639
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTRE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.