All posts for the month July, 2014

KTAR: Lawyers ask court to merge Arizona same-sex marriage cases

Lawyers for plaintiffs in one of two pending lawsuits challenging Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal court to combine the suits.

Phoenix NewTimes: SB 1062 Was the Best Thing to Happen for Arizona’s LGBT Community

Within hours of Arizona's Republican-dominated Legislature's approving a measure that established a legal defense for business owners to discriminate based on a "sincerely held religious belief," thousands of gay-rights advocates flocked to the lush green lawn at the state Capitol in Phoenix.

AZCentral: Federal lawsuit challenges Arizona same-sex marriage ban

Gay-rights advocates are attacking Arizona's voter-approved ban on marriage for same-sex couples on multiple fronts. Following the resounding rejection last month of Senate Bill 1062, they believe the state is ready to move in a new direction.