Bisbee approves civil union ordinance
Despite Attorney General warning, council votes 5-2 for same-sex unions
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BISBEE - In a 5-2 decision, the Bisbee City Council defied a warning by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and approved same-sex civil unions Tuesday night.
The vote followed an emotional three hour hearing attended by more than 100 people who packed the council chambers, representing local churches and gay rights organizations.
City Attorney John MacKinnon said he would take on the anticipated state legal challenge at no charge to the city. Bisbee resident and retired attorney Margo McCartney, also offered her services.
“Change is coming, and for once, let’s be the first, not the last,” said Bree Holcomb of Bisbee.
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