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Politics With civil unions, Bisbee, Ariz., joins gay-rights revolt against red states

Bisbee, Ariz., tried to legalize same-sex civil unions but was shot down by the state. Now it has tweaked the measure to get it on the books, joining other cities in red states that are passing ordinances to promote gay rights.

By Lourdes MedranoStaff writer / May 22, 2013

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Until recent weeks, this old mining town tucked in the mountains of southeast Arizona was known as a mecca for artists, retirees, and tourists who linger in eclectic shops, bookstores, and caf├ęs. Now many also regard it as a beacon of hope for gay rights.