Arizona courthouses can expect an uptick in divorces, as same-sex couples who were wed in other states seek to legally end their marriages after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage Friday.Read More »
Gays are now legally marrying in Arizona.
The historic move came just moments after Attorney General Tom Horne said Friday he will not appeal a decision earlier that morning by U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick declaring Arizona’s ban on same-sex weddings unconstitutional and immediately ordering the state to “permanently cease enforcement of those provisions of Arizona law declared unconstitutional by this order.”
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.Read More »
A man legally married in California whose husband died last week in Tucson wants a federal judge to issue an emergency order requiring Arizona to list him on the death certificate as the spouse.Read More »
Attorneys for the state are telling a federal judge there’s a good reason Arizona won’t let gays marry: They can’t reproduce, at least not without the help of a third person.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said it may be time to consider extending the state’s civil rights laws to gays.Read More »
Supporters and foes of a same-sex marriage lawsuit playing out in federal court here finally found a point of agreement: They don’t want the case expanded to decide if there’s a constitutional right to marry an inanimate object.Read More »