Bisbee, Arizona on Tuesday approved a scaled-back civil unions bill for gay and lesbian couples.

According to the AP, the Bisbee City Council approved the ordinance with a 5-2 vote.

“It feels great,” said Councilman Gene Conners, the measure's champion on the council.

Council members approved a more robust civil unions bill in April. But after Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne threatened to go to court to block its start, officials decided to rewrite the measure. Horne said some provisions of the measure were in conflict with state law. In particular, Arizona's 2008 voter-approved constitutional amendment defining marriage as a heterosexual union.

The original version of the ordinance granted couples in a civil union the same responsibilities and benefits as married couples. That line has since been omitted. The new ordinance states that couples could file contractual statements in matters such as inheritances, property ownership and children.

Horne has said that he believes the new measure now complies with state law.

Gay and lesbian residents of the former mining community-turned-artist's haven, which is made up of about 5,600 people, will be able to enter a civil union starting in 30 days.

Several additional Arizona cities, including Tempe and Tucson, are considering similar measures.