Bisbee council votes to tweak civil unions law - Tucson News Now

Bisbee council votes to tweak civil unions law

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now/AP) -

Bisbee has voted to revise the recently passed civil union ordinance in response to lawsuit threats from the Attorney General's office.

Attorney General Tom Horne and many social conservatives have expressed the need to revise the ordinance. According to Bisbee Mayor Adriana Badal, the council voted Thursday to pull the law for tweaking.          

Horne argues the new ordinance is inconsistent with the state constitutional ban on same-sex marriages that was approved by voters in 2008.

Horne objected to specific provisions about community property, inheritances, appointment of guardians and disposition of remains after death. 

Horne spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said the lawsuit likely isn't needed.

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