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Constituents staying quiet on Arizona city’s civil unions

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. — Bisbee City Council members said they’re not hearing
much from constituents before a scheduled vote on legalize civil unions for
same-sex couples.

If approved by the Bisbee council, the ordinance would give same-sex partners
in civil unions the same rights in the city as married couples.

The council is scheduled to formally vote Tuesday evening on the proposed
ordinance. It drew unanimous support from the council on March 19.

According to the Sierra Vista Herald, Councilwoman
Shirley Doughty said some possible critics may be silent because the proposal
doesn’t directly involve marriage.

Councilman David Smith said most of the people who’ve spoken with him about the
proposal support it.

Smith said one email did said council members will turn into pillars of salt if
they approve the ordinance.

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