gay couples

Apr 22, 2015

DCS bars gay couples from being foster, adoptive parents

The Department of Child Safety quietly reversed a policy in February that allowed married same-sex couples to jointly serve as foster parents or adopt from the more than 16,000 children under the state’s care, even though federal courts have declared Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Apr 15, 2015

ACLU becomes involved in gay adoptions dispute

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona said Thursday it will sue Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery unless he changes course and begins to provide gay couples with mandated adoption services.

Oct 7, 2014

9th Circuit Court strikes down gay marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada

State and federal court judges have been striking down bans at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year.

Oct 21, 2013

Marital benefits

Gay marriage would bring stability to gay families, prosperity to Arizona, proponents say

Oct 21, 2013

More than saying ‘I do’

Gay marriage represents a fundamental change in society, opponents say

Elections have consequences. So opponents of gay marriage worry that voter approval of the practice would encroach on religious liberties, undermine parental rights and devalue marriage as the founding block of society.

May 16, 2013

Arizona House passes bill protecting religion

An effort to allow people to sue over potential violations of religious liberty cleared the Arizona House of Representatives on Wednesday despite opposition from civil liberties groups who warn the measure will inspire waves of lawsuits over alleged First Amendment violations.

Feb 14, 2011

State to defend benefit cuts to gay partners

State attorneys return to federal court today to defend the Legislature's decision to deny health benefits to gay partners of state employees.