All posts for the month May, 2014
May 28, 2014Yesterday, 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.
May 28, 2014This 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.
May 28, 2014Clergy 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.
May 28, 2014Rabbi 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.
May 21, 2014It'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".
May 21, 2014We have added a faith director, Rev. Peevey to our team here at Why Marriage Matters Arizona! Come say hello.
May 20, 2014People 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.
May 13, 2014I'm sure it took courage for Lisa Graham Keegan to reveal she has a gay daughter and supports gay marriage.
May 10, 2014Arizona 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.
May 9, 2014Brenda, 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.