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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.

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.


Group Includes former AZ Attorneys General Terry Goddard and Grant Woods, and former US Attorney Paul Charlton

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.

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.