All posts for the month September, 2013

Rev. Oscar Tillman speaks out for the freedom to marry

Rev. Oscar Tillman - President of the Maricopa County NAACP and Former Interim Pastor at New Hope Baptist Church in Phoenix - is speaking out for the freedom to marry for all Arizona families

Arizonans for Freedom: Pastor Steve Holm

For Pastor Steve Holm, support for the freedom to marry has been a natural development in the course of his spiritual journey. “I began to think about the issues faced by gay and lesbian persons in the early 1980’s and have spent considerable time studying human sexuality in light of scripture and church teachings,” Steve explained. “I concluded early on that gay and lesbian couples should be able to ask God’s blessings on their relationships, and in my role as pastor, I have gladly offered such blessings to those who requested them.”

10,000 strong for marriage

We've reached 10,000 Facebook supporters!

Meet Arizona Families: David Schintzius and Geoff Guidera

When David and Geoff first met in the summer of 2006 in San Francisco, they were both enjoying America’s favorite pastime, a baseball game. “We had been set up on a blind date, and I suggested we go see the Giants play at AT&T Park,” David said, “For me, I experienced the proverbial ‘love at first sight’.”

The future looks bright for Arizona

Only 72 hours have passed since we launched this campaign and already, Arizonans are committing to move marriage forward in a big way.

Meet Arizona Families: Gerald and Alec

Gerald Bohulano and Alec Thomson have an age-old tale of blossoming romance -- one that started at college. The two met at Arizona State University in 2007, where they were both leaders in the Student Government Association. As the two began seeing a lot of each other at functions, they knew something was developing between them.

Meet Arizona Families: Gerald Bohulano and Alec Thomson

Gerald Bohulano and Alec Thomson have an age-old tale of blossoming romance -- one that started at college. The two met at Arizona State University in 2007, where they were both leaders in the Student Government Association. As the two began seeing a lot of each other at functions, they knew something was developing between them.

Campaign Launches to Move Marriage Forward in Arizona

Equality Arizona, ACLU of Arizona, HRC and Freedom to Marry announce formation of Why Marriage Matters Arizona

Campaign Launches to Move Marriage Forward in Arizona

Today, in an effort to remove discrimination from Arizona’s Constitution and win the freedom to marry for all couples in the state, Equality Arizona, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, the Human Rights Campaign and Freedom to Marry launched a campaign called Why Marriage Matters Arizona.

Meet Arizona Families: Tony Moya and Jimmy Serna

When Tony Moya walked into Meryvn’s Department Store to pick up his final paycheck 19 years ago, he didn’t to meet the love of his life. Santiago “Jimmy” Serna had just moved to Phoenix, AZ, from Texas and was also working at the store. Tony had already quit, and that chance meeting brought the two men together.