All posts for the month May, 2014

Interfaith group of Arizona clergy endorse the freedom to marry

Yesterday, clergy from across the state gathered in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff to show that the freedom to marry has strong support amongst Arizona’s religious community.

Interfaith group of Arizona clergy speak in support of the freedom for all couples to marry

This evening clergy from across Arizona gathered to voice their support for the freedom for all couples to be able to marry. This interfaith group of about two dozen from Phoenix, Flagstaff and southern Arizona came together to share their beliefs in order to counter the misconception that people of faith are opposed to same-sex marriage. These religious leaders also wanted to share their common belief that the freedom for same-sex couples to marry strengthens our nation’s guarantee of freedom of religious belief.

AZCentral: Group of Arizona clergy backs marriage equality

Clergy members from several Valley churches and church groups say marriage equality is a basic tenet of their beliefs, contradicting the vocal opposition to same-sex marriage by numerous religious groups.

Arizona Jewish Post: Rabbi takes part in Tucson “Why Marriage Matters” event

Rabbi Thomas Louchheim of Congregation Or Chadash was one of the 10 Tucson clergy who took part in an interfaith “Why Marriage Matters Arizona” event, voicing support for the freedom for all couples to be able to marry, on Tuesday, May 27 at 6 p.m. at Casas Adobes Congregational Church. Similar events were held in Phoenix and Flagstaff to counter the misconception that people of faith are opposed to same-sex marriage.

AZCentral: Gay marriage is inevitable, even in Arizona

It's been a good week for those who support same-sex marriage.

First, federal judges in Pennsylvania and Oregon struck down their states' bans on same-sex marriage. Now, a new Gallup Poll indicates that 55 percent of Americans support "marriage equality".

Meet Rev. Debra Peevey, our new Faith Director!

We have added a faith director, Rev. Peevey to our team here at Why Marriage Matters Arizona! Come say hello.

AZCentral: Will AZ same-sex marriage ban be the next to fall?

People like Cathi Herrod and the Center for Arizona Policy must sense the water draining from the moat, the drawbridge slowly being lowered, the walls around their prejudice crumbling.

AZCentral: Gay support is nice, but schools fight takes real guts

I'm sure it took courage for Lisa Graham Keegan to reveal she has a gay daughter and supports gay marriage.

Meet Arizona Moms: Martha Pelletier

Arizona Mom Martha Pelletier explains the undue hardship her family must face raising their son Tim because the state of Arizona does not recognize her marriage with her wife Courtney.

Meet Arizona Moms: Brenda Allen

Brenda, her wife Karen and their daughter Toni have built a wonderful life together in Phoenix. The family is always there to love and support one another. But the only damper on their family life? Arizona's ban on marriage for same-sex couples.