Arizona, USA: State Attorney General to Sue Bisbee Over Civil Unions Ordinance; YouTube Testimony Released

Written by scott on April 4th, 2013

you tube bigA couple updates on the story of the small Arizona mining town of Bisbee, Arizona, which passed the civil unions bill.

First off, the Arizona AG is making good on his threats to sue the city over the ordinance, even though Arizona voters expressly rejected a ban on civil unions in 2006. The Miami Herald reports:

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne will go to court to block the artists’ community of Bisbee from implementing a newly approved ordinance recognizing civil unions for same-sex couples, his office said Wednesday. Horne’s office will file its planned lawsuit within a week, well before the ordinance approved Tuesday night by the Bisbee City Council takes effect in 30 days, Horne spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said.

As we said yesterday, the GOP hates civil unions (even without the word marriage) until marriage equality becomes a reality, and then suddenly they’re falling all over themselves to give them to us.

Over at Joe.My.God, there’s a YouTube video with some of the testimony on the ordinance before the city council:

Yesterday I reported that the city council of the small town of Bisbee, Arizona had legalized civil unions over the objections of and a threatened lawsuit from the state Attorney General Tom Horne. Here’s some video from the public comments that preceded that vote.


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