Tuesday night, the city of Bisbee, Arizona, became the first in that state to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples. Although earlier that day the Attorney General, Tom Horne had threatened “to take legal action if the ordinance was approved,” the Bisbee city attorney said he doesn’t thin Horne has a “real case” and he will defend Bisbee if it comes to that. He said, “We are not trying to change the laws of Arizona. In a limited capacity, the city of Bisbee is able to act and will do what it can within the areas that city controls.” According to Reuters, the benefits allowed to the couples would include things such as, “benefits for partners of city employees, hospital visitation rights for same-sex partners, and the ability to get a family pass to the city swimming pool.”
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