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Tom Simplot shares why he joined Arizona Lawyers for Marriage

Tom Simplot is a an attorney and was the first openly gay member to serve on the Phoenix City Council. Today, he joins a coalition of more than 150 lawyers who are speaking out for the freedom to marry.

Support for Marriage Amongst Religious Americans Continues to Grow

Support for the freedom to marry in almost every major demographic group continues to grow. According to a recent poll by the Pew Research Center, religious Americans increasingly support the freedom to marry.

The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona endorses the freedom to marry

Amazing news! The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona has formally endorsed the freedom to marry in Arizona for all loving and committed same-sex couples.

The moment we’ve been waiting for

Now that the plaintiffs challenging our state’s marriage ban filed a motion for summary judgment asking the presiding judge to rule without a trial, we could receive a ruling at any moment. So on the day a ruling comes down, we need to be ready. We are hosting Decision Day events in Phoenix and Tucson and we hope you can join us.

Phoenix Business Journal op-ed: “Equality good for Arizona’s economy”

In an op-ed published in the Phoenix Business Journal, Cicely Rocha-Miller—owner and senior consultant for Life Design Event Planning in Phoenix—says extending marriage to same-sex couples isn't just the right thing to do, but it's good for business too.

Arizonans for Freedom: Tucson City Councilor Regina Romero

Tucson City Council Regina Romero is proud to add her name to the growing chorus of elected officials across Arizona who are speaking out for marriage equality. For Council Romero, there's never been any doubt that same-sex couples and their families should be treated equally under the law.

Plaintiffs file for summary judgment in Arizona case for the freedom to marry

Arizona's marriage case is now on the fast track after plaintiff couples filed a motion for summary judgement asking the presiding judge in the case to rule without a trial.

A Grand Slam for marriage

In order to treat our longtime supporters who are committed to stick with us until the very end, we are inviting you to a ballgame to watch the Diamondbacks vs. Cubs on Sunday, July 20th at 1 pm.

Tell Attorney General Horne: Stop defending Arizona’s marriage ban

Sign our petition now and urge Attorney General Tom Horne to stop defending Arizona's ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

Former Republican AG says he wouldn’t defend Arizona’s marriage ban

Today, former Republican Attorney General Grant Woods published a powerful op-ed in AZ Central, criticizing Arizona’s marriage ban and making the case for why the state should stop defending the ban in court.

Why Marriage Matters Arizona takes home award at Phoenix Pride

On Saturday, Why Marriage Matters Arizona was given the BJ Bud Community Spirit Award by Phoenix Pride at their annual gala

Intern with Why Marriage Matters Arizona

Apply for an internship with Why Marriage Matters Arizona and be a part of our historic campaign to win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Arizona!

The Williams Institute: Extending Marriage To Same-Sex Couples Would Add An Estimated $61.9 Million To State Economy

In a new study released by the Williams Institute, extending marriage to gay and lesbian Arizonans would generate $61.9 million in spending for the state economy and $5.1 million in state and local tax revenue.

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.

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.