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State Capitol News
2:43 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Gay Marriage Hold in Idaho Puts the Brakes on Efforts in Arizona

Brandon Armstrong, left, and Thomas Etheridge kiss and embrace after they were wed at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark., in May.
Credit AP/Stephen B. Thornton, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The path to same-sex marriages here hit a bump this morning Wednesday as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily stayed Tuesday's ruling by the 9th S. Circuit Court of Appeals voiding a similar law in Idaho. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:19 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Many Aiming to Overturn Arizona’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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Attorneys for same-sex couples hoping to marry are moving today to finally get a judge to overturn the state’s ban. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer has details.

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State Capitol News
5:00 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Move Won’t Affect Arizona, Yet

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Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to delay same-sex marriages in other states has no immediate impact here. But, as Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports, it could expedite gay marriages in the state if and when federal courts here decide the issue.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Court Fight Brewing Over State Domestic Partner Benefits

The state is headed back to court on the issue of gay rights. But, Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports that this time the issue is not marriage — at least not directly.

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State Capitol News
8:52 am
Mon September 22, 2014

State Argues Gay Marriage Dissuades Straights from Wedding

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Attorneys for the state are telling a federal judge that if he allows gays to wed then fewer straight couples will be willing to tie the knot. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:30 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Death Certificate Case Win Calls into Question State Gay Marriage Ban

Jennifer Pizer, attorney for Lambda Legal, discusses Friday's hearing on behalf of Fred McQuire, seated, to be listed as the surviving spouse of the man he married in California. With them is Patrick Ralph who also found himself in the same legal position after his spouse died.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

In what could be the first crack in the state’s ban on gay marriage, a federal judge Friday ordered the state to issue a death certificate for George Martinez that lists Green Valley resident Fred McQuire as his legal spouse. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Friday Hearing for Arizona Same-Sex Widower Case

Fred McQuire, left, and new husband George Martinez following their wedding last year in San Diego. Martinez died in Tucson and now McQuire wants a judge to rule the death certificate should reflect his legal status as widow.
Credit Photo courtesy Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

A special assistant attorney general told a federal judge Monday it’s too bad — but not illegal — that the state won’t list Fred McQuire as the survivor of the man he legally wed in California. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
3:00 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

After Husband’s Death, a Challenge to Arizona’s Gay Marriage Ban

Fred McQuire, left, and new husband George Martinez following their wedding last year in San Diego. Martinez died last week in Tucson and now McQuire wants a judge to rule the death certificate should reflect his legal status as widow.
Credit Photo courtesy Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

A man legally married in California whose husband died last week in Tucson wants a judge to issue an emergency order requiring this state to list him as the spouse on the death certificate. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:00 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Arizona Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Push Ruling

Karen Bailey and Nelda Majors, a couple since college, explain Thursday why they are part of a newly filed effort to get a federal judge to rule that they have a legal right to wed despite a voter-approved state constitutional amendment limiting marriage to one man and one woman.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

Unwilling to wait for a 2016 vote, advocates for same-sex marriage asked a federal judge today to rule the state's ban is illegal. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
3:00 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Support for Gay Marriage Grows in Arizona

Cathi Herrod of the Center for Arizona Policy
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A new survey today shows increasing public support for gay marriage — or at least something like it. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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