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AZ Central: Report: Same-sex marriage could bring Arizona $62 million

A recent report indicated that if Arizona legalized same-sex marriage, it could bring nearly $62 million to Arizona over three years.

Phoenix NewsTimes: Irony: Gay-Rights Advocates Ask AZ Attorney General Tom Horne to Respect Marriage

Why Marriage Matters Arizona, a coalition of gay-rights advocates, is calling on state residents to urge Attorney General Tom Horne "to stop wasting taxpayer money defending our state's harmful constitutional amendment banning marriage for same-sex couples."

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.

KNAU Public Radio: Largest U.S. Presbyterian Denomination OKs Marrying Gay Couples

The nation's largest Presbyterian denomination has voted to allow its pastors to perform same-sex marriages in states where such unions are legal.

KTAR: Father’s Day times two: Gay parents not hindered by state adoption law

Luis Ortega plans to spend Father's Day with his son, Robert, at their favorite park, where they will remember Luis' partner and Robert's other dad, Christian Barco, who died suddenly last year.

AZCentral: What if gays saved traditional marriage?

At the elegant Royal Palms Resort near Camelback Mountain, two Arizona conservatives of note played host to an idea.

KNAU Public Radio: Married Same-Sex Couples To Receive More Federal Benefits

The Family Medical Leave Act's benefits will be extend to married same-sex couples in all of the U.S., under a White House announced today. The change comes as the Obama administration alters federal policies to fit the Supreme Court's repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act last June.

AZCentral: Arizona could profit from gay marriage, study finds

Legalizing gay marriage could bring $60 million to Arizona's economy and support up to 500 jobs around the state, a study by lawyers and economists for UCLA has found.

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: 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.

Phoenix Business Journal: Federal lawsuit challenges Arizona’s same-sex marriage ban

A national gay rights legal group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage. Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit on the heels of challenges to others states' gay marriage bans.