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Arizona City Flaunts State, OKs Same-Sex Civil Unions
Newser ^ | 04/03/2013 | By Evann Gastaldo

Posted on 04/03/2013 8:21:53 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

Local bumper stickers hail Bisbee, Arizona, as a "liberal oasis in a conservative desert," and the small city made good on that reputation last night: Despite warnings from the state's attorney general, it became the first in the state to legalize same-sex civil unions. After three hours of debate, the City Council voted 5-2 in favor of the move in the presence of 100 opponents and supporters, the Arizona Republic reports. Though just hours before the vote AG Tom Horne threatened to take legal action if the ordinance was approved, a city attorney says he doesn't think Horne has a "real case" and says he'll defend Bisbee if needed.

Though same-sex marriages are banned in Arizona, voters rejected a 2006 proposal that would have barred local governments from creating such a legal status for gay couples. "We are not trying to change the laws of Arizona," the city attorney says. "In a limited capacity, the city of Bisbee is able to act and will do what it can within the areas that city controls." That includes things like benefits for partners of city employees, hospital visitation rights for same-sex partners, and the ability to get a family pass to the city swimming pool, Reuters reports. The ordinance is set to go into effect next month, at which point couples will be able to pay $76 for a civil union certificate that will only be valid inside limits of the city, which is home to 5,600 people.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; bisbee; bluezones; homosexualagenda; samesexmarriage
Just as every family has a black sheep, every state must also have some damaged goods.
1 posted on 04/03/2013 8:21:53 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

flaunt [flawnt]
verb (used without object)
1. to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly, or boldly.
2. to wave conspicuously in the air.
verb (used with object)
3. to parade or display ostentatiously: to flaunt one's wealth.
4. to ignore or treat with disdain: He was expelled for flaunting military regulations.
5. the act of flaunting.
6. Obsolete. something flaunted.

Usage note
4. The use of flaunt to mean “to ignore or treat with disdain” (He flaunts community standards with his behavior) is strongly objected to by many usage guides, which insist that only flout can properly express this meaning. From its earliest appearance in English in the 16th century, flaunt has had the meanings “to display oneself conspicuously, defiantly, or boldly” in public and “to parade or display ostentatiously.” These senses approach those of flout, which dates from about the same period: “to treat with disdain, scorn, or contempt; scoff at; mock.” A sentence like Once secure in his new social position, he was able to flaunt his lower-class origins can thus be ambiguous in current English.

2 posted on 04/03/2013 8:32:21 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly, or boldly. Yes! That is what they do each year! And they do it without much clothing on! It seems that Bisbee has been taken over by a bunch of people from California.
3 posted on 04/03/2013 8:39:10 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

so instead of states we now should say let local Govt decide what marriage is.

And some wonder why this country has gone to hell, honestly lets have common sense come back and tell these idiots who think marriage should be changed that they should take a flying leap off a bridge into a cold river and hopefully they might be shocked into understanding that


4 posted on 04/03/2013 8:54:50 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SubMareener

AZ, CO, and maybe NM have left their state CA because it was ruined, no jobs, high cost of living, illegals, drugs and gangs but then they move like locusts and then make their new state into their old one because of their ignorant dumb views and voting habits.

It’s not out west either, it’s down in the south, who we see many northern elitist arrogant left wing nuts move down here only to ruin states like ,FL NC,VA, even parts of TN, now GA and SC and TX.

5 posted on 04/03/2013 8:58:22 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Responsibility2nd

—went to Bisbee some years ago for a look at museums and mine tour-—every conversation I got in made the point in some way that the local economy was completely related to the drug trade-—

6 posted on 04/03/2013 9:01:37 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: OneWingedShark

Great find-—just a note about language that everyone should really understand, the ones fighting the tides of Leftism:

The Left has twisted the English language to “frame” the issues which will literally flip the meaning of words-—like “marriage” and “liberal”.

They control the newsfeed to the masses, so they never get reprimanded for their “usage” and the “changes” which will corrupt the English language. Look at the words “wife” and “husband”. Children’s books have eliminated those words for decades-—and so the concept disappears.

Traditions, words, ideas have to be transmitted to the next generation. We are letting the schools rot the brains of our children. Wittgenstein and many German philosophers in late 1800’s knew that he who controls the “language” (words) control the perceptions of the masses. Lenin knew—that if you had children for four years (or more) you could control how they think—their worldview.

The only reason “Gay Marriage” is considered in the Supreme Court now????-—an absurd idea for thousands of years and thought “insane” until after 20 years of intense indoctrination to flip Good and Evil—

How did they do it? They destroy the meaning of words and, then, they can eliminate “Reason”. Most children who graduate from college can’t think. They “feel” what is Right and Wrong. The Left controls the children’s mind formation, through TV and schools. To prevent it—you can’t put kids in public schools or have them “watch” TV—without you monitoring the concepts they are getting. The ideas—will be embedded in the formative years and impossible to “flip” or erase because it will create “cognitive dissonance”. Impressions in childhood become laden with emotions. Rarely, and it takes God-—can you straighten out your “thinking” after “operant conditioning” all your childhood. TV’s are conditioning agents-—to flip good and evil.

Putting the words “homosexual marriage” out there—normalizes the concept. It doesn’t sound so ‘weird’ after you hear it for 20 years—it sounds natural and not offensive.

Embed those words with associations-—Equal Rights, Fairness, Love) and little children who state they like having a mommy and a daddy-—you humiliate them in the classroom, peers laugh at them and they “FEEL” “BAD” about having Christian Ethics, which were built on REASON (Natural Law Theory like the Constitution).

Teachers make people who hold incorrect “Values” seem bigoted, hateful with statements in front of their peers who will laugh at them-—make them “FEEL” bad for their statement. Even the good teachers (not corrupted by Leftist non-thinking) can not eliminate the immaturity of other children “laughing” at the “odd” thinkers.

This timidity will exist in adulthood—this “fear” of going against “group think” which the Prussian school design in the US is designed to elicit. A childhood which is made dependent and “individuality” driven out of them where they are away from real life experiences——conditioned by group (peer laughter) and the ideology of a teacher using Leftist curricula which destroys knowledge.

“Operant Conditioning” is embedded in Common Core—in all curricula since 1970. Even before, but jimma carter, the commie, created DOE so all school districts got the same sick curricula that John Dewey, the Fabian Socialist, designed to make little worker bees who can not use Reason and Logic and whose creativity is beat out of them-—with group conditioning.

Only Classical Education will instill Western Traditions and Values. All the new stuff erases it—so children will not learn from history—will be like little African tribes and “think” like them too. “Giants are made by standing on the shoulders of Giants”. Without Wisdom—we will slide back into chaos and a primitive culture.

That is why we NEED to get government OUT of schools-—they have intentionally destroyed our “education” system and are producing immoral, confused, ignorant ACORN type Thugs.

They condition the children to “group think”-—but it is really “group feel”-—they can’t “think”. They have no understanding of anything, since their history is all twisted lies and half-truths since Carl Becker.

8 posted on 04/03/2013 9:20:03 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: savagesusie

Check to see if any of the local politicians have any new deposits from the U.S. Treasury Department.

9 posted on 04/03/2013 10:03:05 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: manc

Bisbee is another one of those quaint, historical towns with appealing scenery around it. These sort of towns are the ones that tend to draw lots of artsy types. When they move in in fairly large numbers, this is what you eventually get. At least they’re better than having lots of marauding Holder’s yutes around like in most major cities.

10 posted on 04/03/2013 3:34:07 PM PDT by hout8475
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well, then, the city’s residence had better kick these sodomy-loving council members out in the next election.

11 posted on 04/04/2013 8:00:05 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: manc

Liberals are like locusts. They consume their home, then look for other lands to attack...

12 posted on 04/04/2013 8:03:17 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: manc

Nearly every Illinois politician retires to or at least has a home in Florida. They can’t wait to vote it into a paradise, just like Illinois.

13 posted on 04/07/2013 5:58:02 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Wassermann is also prime examples of these locusts, comes down here, has no clue about this state and then runs in areas with a lot of their northern liberal ignorant voters can vote and live or should I say where they have a vacation home and vote down here while still working and living up north

14 posted on 04/07/2013 6:21:33 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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