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Arizona Small Business Owners Speak Out For Marriage

All across the Grand Canyon State, business owners are speaking out in support of the freedom to marry.

Love is the Law in Arizona

On Friday, October 17th, love officially became the law of the land in Arizona, when in a press conference, Attorney General Tom Horne announced that the state would no longer defend Arizona’s marriage ban.

Love just won in Arizona!

Moments ago, a federal judge struck down Arizona’s marriage ban, ruling that denying marriage to same-sex couples is unconstitutional! Soon, all across the state, loving same-sex couples can finally share in the freedom to marry.

One phone call to win marriage in AZ

Last week’s landmark ruling at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals—which has jurisdiction over Arizona—made it clear that the days of Arizona’s marriage ban are numbered.

Lawyers File Motion Calling for Immediate Ruling on Arizona’s Marriage Ban

Last night, lawyers in the case challenging Arizona’s marriage ban filed an urgent motion, calling on the judge to rule in favor of marriage equality in Arizona without delay.

Same-sex couples, clergy deliver more than 5,000 petitions to AG Horne

After the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Nevada and Idaho’s marriage bans this week, setting precedent right here in Arizona, there is no doubt that the days are numbered for Arizona’s marriage ban.

Rabbi Louchheim on why he supports the freedom to marry

Today, in honor of Rosh Hashanah, we are featuring the endorsement of Rabbi Louchheim of Congregation Or Chadash who is speaking out for the freedom to marry for all Arizonans.

Arizona Couple’s Wedding Interrupted By Hate Speech

It was supposed to be the most beautiful day of their lives—the day when Arizonans Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson married in near by San Diego, CA.

BREAKING: Arizona must respect this legal marriage

Following the tragic death of George Martinez, one of the plaintiffs challenging Arizona’s marriage ban, Lambda Legal filed an emergency motion on behalf of his husband Fred McQuire—urging the court to grant legal recognition of their marriage.

Religious Leaders, Congregants Gather In Remembrance of George Martinez

Following the tragic death of George Martinez, one of the plaintiffs challenging Arizona’s marriage ban, this morning, faith leaders and Arizonans of faith gathered for a prayer breakfast in Phoenix to show their support of the freedom to marry.

More than 70 Faith Leaders Endorse the Freedom to Marry in Arizona

Today, Why Marriage Matters Arizona is excited to announce Arizona Faith Leaders for Marriage—a new coalition of more than 70 faith leaders from across the state who are coming out in support of the freedom to marry.

A big moment for marriage in the west

Next week, plaintiffs challenging Nevada and Idaho’s marriage bans will make their way to the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, just one step below the U.S. Supreme Court.

Arizonans talking to Arizonans about marriage for same-sex couples

People You Know conversations are essential when it comes to marriage equality! Did you know that 40% of the membership of open and affirming congregations don’t support marriage equality? One conversation can cut that number significantly. We want to hold People You Know conversations across the state and we need your help to do it.

George Martinez and Fred McQuire deserve respect for their marriage

Arizona plaintiffs Fred and George are being represented by Lambda Legal while they urge our state to respect their legal marriage in a time of terminal illness.

Why I chose to fight back

Suzanne Cummins is one of the plaintiffs challenging Arizona's marriage ban. Below she shares why her and her partner Holly chose to join the case.