All posts for the month September, 2013

Meet Arizona Families: Karen Bailey and Nelda Majors

Nelda Majors and Karen Bailey met like many couples have, during their early years of college. "Nelda was a sophomore and I was a freshmen at Sam Houston University when we first met." Karen said, "We lived in the same dorm, on the same floor!" It was the fall of 1957, and the two women became fast friends.

Arizonans for Freedom: Danny Ortega

Daniel “Danny” R. Ortega Jr. is the owner of the Ortega Law Firm in Phoenix, and previously served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of National Council of La Raza, the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. Like many Arizona professionals, Danny understands why marriage matters to all committed couples.

Arizonans for Freedom: Grant Woods

“The more married couples in Arizona, the better,” Grant said. “Marriage strengthens families and communities – it’s a building block of our society. It makes children feel secure and protected. It reinforces a couple’s economic partnership.”

Arizonans for Freedom: Arjelia “Argie” Gomez

Arjelia "Argie" Gomez is Chief Financial Officer of Chicanos Por La Causa Inc., a community development organization in Arizona that has been operating for more than four decades. As a financial expert, Argie understands that marriage equality is the best move to protect Arizona’s growing business community.

Meet Arizona Families: Mark Holbert and Allen Arrington

On May 23, 1999, Mark Holbert and Allen Arrington set off on the flight that they would never forget - the flight where they met for the very first time, felt a deep connection, and changed each other's lives for ever.

Meet Arizona Families: Stephen and Scott

Just six months after Stephen and Scott became legal guardians for their son, Enrique, Scott had a major medical scare. It was the summer of 2009, and the couple was still learning to balance the new responsibilities of parenting their teenage son with their busy careers. That’s when the possibility surfaced that Scott had prostate cancer.

Meet Arizona Families: Huw and Eric

Thirteen years ago, and halfway around the world, Huw and Eric immediately clicked.

“When we met, both of us felt that being together was right for us – we just ‘fit,’” said Huw, a British physician.

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’.”