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Voices for Marriage

Meet Arizona Families: Scarlett Spring and Linda Buscemi

Scarlett Spring and Linda Buscemi met enjoying a shared favorite pastime at a Cardinals’ football game. “My company had tickets, and Linda was invited by my HR Director,” Scarlett said. “It was the fall of 2008, and immediately I knew that she was someone exceptional.”

Arizonans for Freedom: Pastor Steve Holm

For Pastor Steve Holm, support for the freedom to marry has been a natural development in the course of his spiritual journey. “I began to think about the issues faced by gay and lesbian persons in the early 1980’s and have spent considerable time studying human sexuality in light of scripture and church teachings,” Steve explained. “I concluded early on that gay and lesbian couples should be able to ask God’s blessings on their relationships, and in my role as pastor, I have gladly offered such blessings to those who requested them.”

Meet Arizona Families: Gerald Bohulano and Alec Thomson

Gerald Bohulano and Alec Thomson have an age-old tale of blossoming romance -- one that started at college. The two met at Arizona State University in 2007, where they were both leaders in the Student Government Association. As the two began seeing a lot of each other at functions, they knew something was developing between them.

Meet Arizona Families: Tony Moya and Jimmy Serna

When Tony Moya walked into Meryvn’s Department Store to pick up his final paycheck 19 years ago, he didn’t to meet the love of his life. Santiago “Jimmy” Serna had just moved to Phoenix, AZ, from Texas and was also working at the store. Tony had already quit, and that chance meeting brought the two men together.

Meet Arizona Families: Karen Bailey and Nelda Majors

Nelda Majors and Karen Bailey met like many couples have, during their early years of college. "Nelda was a sophomore and I was a freshmen at Sam Houston University when we first met." Karen said, "We lived in the same dorm, on the same floor!" It was the fall of 1957, and the two women became fast friends.

Arizonans for Freedom: Danny Ortega

Daniel “Danny” R. Ortega Jr. is the owner of the Ortega Law Firm in Phoenix, and previously served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of National Council of La Raza, the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. Like many Arizona professionals, Danny understands why marriage matters to all committed couples.

Arizonans for Freedom: Grant Woods

“The more married couples in Arizona, the better,” Grant said. “Marriage strengthens families and communities – it’s a building block of our society. It makes children feel secure and protected. It reinforces a couple’s economic partnership.”

Arizonans for Freedom: Arjelia “Argie” Gomez

Arjelia "Argie" Gomez is Chief Financial Officer of Chicanos Por La Causa Inc., a community development organization in Arizona that has been operating for more than four decades. As a financial expert, Argie understands that marriage equality is the best move to protect Arizona’s growing business community.

Meet Arizona Families: Mark Holbert and Allen Arrington

On May 23, 1999, Mark Holbert and Allen Arrington set off on the flight that they would never forget - the flight where they met for the very first time, felt a deep connection, and changed each other's lives for ever.

Meet Arizona Families: Stephen and Scott

Just six months after Stephen and Scott became legal guardians for their son, Enrique, Scott had a major medical scare. It was the summer of 2009, and the couple was still learning to balance the new responsibilities of parenting their teenage son with their busy careers. That’s when the possibility surfaced that Scott had prostate cancer.

Meet Arizona Families: Huw and Eric

Thirteen years ago, and halfway around the world, Huw and Eric immediately clicked.

“When we met, both of us felt that being together was right for us – we just ‘fit,’” said Huw, a British physician.

Meet Arizona Families: David Schintzius and Geoff Guidera

When David and Geoff first met in the summer of 2006 in San Francisco, they were both enjoying America’s favorite pastime, a baseball game. “We had been set up on a blind date, and I suggested we go see the Giants play at AT&T Park,” David said, “For me, I experienced the proverbial ‘love at first sight’.”