Jennifer Pizer

Oct 16, 2014

Horne hangs final anti-gay marriage hope on technicality

Attorneys for the state are using a largely technical argument in a last-ditch effort to salvage Arizona’s laws that prohibit gays from marrying.

Sep 19, 2014

State argues that gay marriage will lead to fewer straight marriages

Attorneys for the state are warning a federal judge that fewer “straight” couples will marry and existing marriages will become less stable if he allows gays to wed.

Sep 12, 2014

Federal court rules Arizona must recognize widower’s gay marriage

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.

Sep 5, 2014

Facing loss of home, gay man wants to be declared widower after death of husband

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.