All posts for the month April, 2014
April 24, 2014On Tuesday, lawyers on behalf of the seven plaintiff couples in Connolly v. Roche filed a motion for summary judgment. This means that a request has been made for the presiding judge to rule on the case without the need for a trial.
April 18, 2014Earlier this week, in compliance with the law, millions of Arizonans filed their federal and state tax returns. However, for many Arizonans, this year’s filing presented an unprecedented challenge. While the federal government allows legally married same-sex couples to file jointly, Arizona does not. Today, the petition was delivered the Governor's office with well over 1,000 signatures.
April 18, 2014A group of activists made a push for the state of Arizona to recognize same-sex marriages from other states on Friday.
April 15, 2014While some people are filing taxes on this Tax Day, others could be considering filing suit.
April 15, 2014Today is Tax Day, and while families across the state and nation are scrambling to submit last-minute returns, Tonya and Melanie Puskar-Blakeley are reflecting on the process. The Glendale couple has been legally married since 2008, but since Arizona does not recognize their union, filing for taxes has a whole other level of complication.
April 14, 2014Tax Day is tomorrow. And while April 15th is a day most Americans have come to dread, for same-sex couples in the Grand Canyon State—it brings an extra burden of heartache.
April 13, 2014The headlines, Twitter updates and scrolling TV news tickers could give the impression that gay couples across America are buying his-and-his cake toppers and registering for hers-and-hers hand-towel sets.
April 11, 2014After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down DOMA last year, my wife Tonya and I were elated when, for the first time since we married in 2008, we filed our federal taxes jointly—as a legally married couple.
April 7, 2014Tax day is only one week away. And while the federal government recognizes all legally married couples – same-sex couples in Arizona are still prohibited from filing jointly on their state tax return.
April 5, 2014A group promoting same-sex marriage delivered petitions to Governor Jan Brewer's office on Friday asking the governor "to reconsider her position on the recognition of same-sex marriages performed outside of Arizona."