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U.S. Supreme Court to hear pastor’s suit challenging Gilbert ordinance (access required)

Clyde Reed, pastor and founder of Good News Presbyterian Church, is trying to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision stating that the town of Gilbert was just in citing him for violating an ordinance limiting the time he could have signs up directing people to his church. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

The pastor of a small Gilbert congregation says the town government believes political campaign signs are more important than the small placards that give directions to his service.

Attorneys for Clyde Reed, pastor and founder of Good News Presbyterian Church, will now try to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Gilbert’s favor.

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Federal court rules Arizona must recognize widower’s gay marriage

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A federal judge this afternoon ordered the state to issue a death certificate for George Martinez that lists Fred McQuire as his legal spouse. Judge John Sedwick rejected arguments by attorneys for state that the “public interest” would be harmed by requiring Arizona to recognize the pair were legally married in July in California. Martinez died a month later.

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