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Thu Apr 4, 2013, 12:21 AM

Bisbee Approves Civil Unions For Gay Couples; Defies Arizona Attorney General

small bit of progress for AZ


According to the Sierra Vista Herald, the Bisbee City Council approved the ordinance with a 5-2 vote after holding an emotional three-hour hearing attended by more than 100 people.

The former mining community-turned-artist's haven is made up of about 5,600 people.

Voters in 2008 approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a heterosexual union.

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne warned that the ordinance would be unconstitutional and promised to go to court to block its start. <snip>

http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=14857&MediaType=1&Category=26#




the SV herald article here: http://www.svherald.com/content/news/2013/04/02/350490

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Reply Bisbee Approves Civil Unions For Gay Couples; Defies Arizona Attorney General (Original post)
Kali Apr 2013 OP
Ptah Apr 2013 #1
MiddleFingerMom Apr 2013 #2
OffWithTheirHeads Apr 2013 #4
OffWithTheirHeads Apr 2013 #3
Ptah Apr 2013 #5
OffWithTheirHeads Apr 2013 #6
Ptah Apr 2013 #7
OffWithTheirHeads Apr 2013 #8
Ptah Apr 2013 #9
OffWithTheirHeads Apr 2013 #10
Ptah Apr 2013 #11
Kali Apr 2013 #12
Ptah Apr 2013 #13
Kali Apr 2013 #14
former9thward Apr 2013 #15

Response to Kali (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 12:24 AM

1. I will never understand the fear of freedom.

Bisbee rocks.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 01:33 AM

2. Though I've never been to San Francisco, I've always thought of Bisbee as a "Little S.F.".

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A relatively large LGBT community, very VERY art-friendly, a THRIVING restaurant scene... and
peopled with interesting, quirky folks. EXTREMELY laid back -- even more of a Blue Island in a
Red State Ocean than Tucson is -- much more.
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They also have a very popular, very well locally-support AA baseball team (Tucson did not
support the one they had and we lost it some years ago). AA baseball is even cooler than the
Major Leagues (IMneverHO). It's filled with face-diving Pete Roses hoping to be noticed by a
scout for the big boys.
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 01:40 AM

4. I grew up in San Francisco but have not yet been to Bisbee. i'll let you know!

 

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 01:36 AM

3. What a funny state we live in! You can get gay married in Bisbee,

 

Get your "aura" photographed in Sedona, go to drinking liberally in Tucson and join a white supremicist group in Phoenix. Arizona reminds me of a Yakov Smirniov joke. He is holding a hot dog and says " In Russia, we don't eat this part of the dog!" don't ask me why the connection, I don't know, it's just that this state is so wierd.

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 01:46 AM

5. You forgot cotton farming.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 01:48 AM

6. Huh? We have cotton pickers here?

 

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 01:50 AM

7. Marana is the home of the farmers that 'employed' the residents of Rillito.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 02:00 AM

8. Not familiar with this but you have taught me more about the area than my in laws

 

Who have lived here for decades. Our new home is in Marana so anything you can add will be appreciated.

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 02:07 AM

9. When my parents moved here in 1967, they were disappointed to find a clause.

They were forbidden to sell to people of color.

Rillito was the settlement for the laborers, mostly black.

That community was also the source for the athletic engine that was Marana High School.



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Response to Ptah (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 02:11 AM

10. Jesus. Seriouslly?

 

Well, the times, they are a changing.

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 02:13 AM

11. Seriously

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Response to Ptah (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 01:46 PM

12. ranchers called those folks farmers

less overlap between cattle ranching and crop farming around here though many did raise hay as well as cattle and some did indeed farm and ranch. (but for some, especially the rough country cowboys, being called a farmer or having a strict farmer called a rancher was an insult)

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Response to Kali (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 03:36 PM

13. Sorry about that.



I've edited it.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 03:49 PM

14. awww!

I was mostly just teasing ya!

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 08:51 PM

15. Cotton is one of the five elements of the economy on the state seal.

Cattle, cotton, copper, citrus, and climate are all shown.

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