Consider this—after we delivered more than 5,100 petitions last week calling on Attorney General Tom Horne to drop his defense of Arizona’s marriage ban, he said his office was “weighing their options.”
That means our pressure is working! But with two days to go before briefs are due in federal court from both sides in the case challenging Arizona’s marriage ban, we can’t let up now.
So this week, we’re ramping up the pressure like never before. Hundreds of Arizonans are calling AG Horne’s office today, demanding that he drop his defense of Arizona’s marriage ban without delay. Will you call now too?
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.
The presiding judge in Arizona’s marriage case has already indicated that he believes that last week’s 9th Circuit ruling sets precedent for our state. But even if we win at the federal court level, so long as AG Horne continues his mean-spirited defense of our state’s marriage ban—same-sex couples in Arizona will still be denied the protections that only marriage can provide.
AG Horne can stop this needless pain and suffering by dropping his defense of Arizona’s marriage ban right now. With a final ruling on Arizona’s marriage ban coming any day—we absolutely have to make our voices heard now.
All of our hard work has brought us to this point. Now, let’s seize this moment and win marriage in Arizona once and for all.