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It began with a simple question.

In December 2013, as Shawn Aiken and his wife arrived at their church in Tempe, Arizona, Joe Connolly, a fellow church member, asked Shawn whether he knew any lawyers who might be interested in challenging Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage. Shawn discussed the case with his family and decided that he did know [...]

2017-10-25T16:32:47+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Justice, Marriage Equality|0 Comments

A Day to Celebrate

Arizona Republic writes, "The history of the United States is one of expanding rights, and basic civil rights have been given to same-sex couples." [1] References: Arizona Republic, October 18, 2017 - A day to celebrate (Institution of marriage stronger now - Horne won't appeal; same-sex couples can create lasting, legal unions) (PDF Page 1A, [...]

2017-09-20T13:11:50+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Justice, Marriage Equality|0 Comments

Reactions to the Legal Ruling

Arizona Republic reports, "Plaintiffs in Arizona lawsuits to overturn the gay-marriage ban celebrate; clergy is divided over court decision." [1] References: Arizona Republic, October 18, 2014, Michael Clancy - Reactions to the legal ruling (Arizona clergy members divided over change in law) (PDF Page 1A, PDF Page 5A)

2017-09-20T13:05:24+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Justice, Marriage Equality|0 Comments

AG Horn Declines to Challenge 9th Circuit

Arizona Republic reports, "Arizona on Friday [October 17, 2014] joined the historic tide legalizing the unions of same-sex couples that has swept the nation, expanding gay rights in a direction many never thought they would see in their lifetimes." [1] References: Arizona Republic, October 18, 2014, Alia Beard Rau - AG Horne declines to challenge [...]

2017-09-20T12:57:58+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Justice, Marriage Equality|0 Comments

Arizona Supreme Court Rules on Equal Parental Rights

ABC 15 reports, "The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a lesbian woman who is divorcing her spouse is entitled to equal parental rights under the U.S. Constitution, even though a state law doesn't recognize those rights." [1] References:, September 19, 2017 - Arizona Supreme Court says gays get equal parental rights

2017-09-19T22:20:44+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Justice, Marriage Equality|0 Comments

Supreme Court Rules on Gay Marriage – June 27, 2015

A great moment in history when the American people move one step closer to non-discrimination. References: Arizona Republic, June 27, 2015 (PDF of Front Page) - Supreme victory for gay marriage.  

2017-09-09T20:08:12+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Arizona Equality, Marriage Equality|0 Comments

Plaintiffs and Legal Staff for Marriage Equality in Arizona

The year 2014 was an amazing year for marriage equality in Arizona.  Below are just some of the plaintiffs and lawyer that helped win the lawsuit. Heather Macre, David Chaney and Clark Rowley, and family of Mason Hite and Christopher Devine - June 26, 2015

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