Same-sex marriage

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Jun 22, 2023

Hobbs, Salman, reproductive rights group announce effort to protect rights to contraceptives

Gov. Katie Hobbs joined a state lawmaker and the leader of a reproductive rights advocacy group Thursday to announce an effort to enact a law protecting the rights of all women to access contraceptives.

Oct 6, 2020

Judge orders birth certificates be conducive to same-sex marriage

The state health department has to amend its birth certificate forms to reflect the new reality of same-sex marriages -- and the children that result -- the Arizona Court of Appeals has concluded.

Nov 20, 2018

AZ Supreme Court to hear Phoenix anti-discrimination case

The state's high court has agreed to decide whether cities can force businesses to do work for those whose views, practices or lifestyles conflict with the owners' religious beliefs.

May 22, 2018

Court rules unmarried heterosexual couple not entitled to state benefits

Heterosexual couples that always have had the right to marry in Arizona are not entitled to the same benefits that the state provided to gay couples who were not at the time entitled to wed, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

Jan 15, 2018

Parent insists biology matters to keep ex-wife from sharing custody of child

Keith Berkshire, attorney for Kimberly McLaughlin, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn last year’s ruling by Arizona’s high court, which concluded that Suzan McLaughlin had the same right to claim parentage as if she had been Kimberly’s husband.

Jun 26, 2017

High court: Same-sex married couples entitled to ‘constellation of benefits’

A new ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court could strengthen claims by gays that they're entitled to more than just the right to marry.

Nov 30, 2015

Gay marriage is legal but not on tribal lands

The U.S. Supreme Court decided this year that gay marriages were legal nationwide, but American Indian reservations are not bound by the decision and many continue to forbid gay marriages and deny insurance and other benefits.

Aug 6, 2015

State’s legal fees near $500,000 defending same-sex marriage, revenge porn laws

Arizona taxpayers are going to pay about $500,000 – and perhaps a lot more – in legal fees to lawyers who beat the state in two separate lawsuits challenging Arizona laws.

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Jun 26, 2015

Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

The Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.

Apr 29, 2015

Supreme Court grapples with same-sex marriage, as hundreds rally

Justices peppered both sides with questions Tuesday as the Supreme Court grappled with a case that could legalize same-sex marriage in every state, two years after overturning a federal ban on such unions.

Apr 22, 2015

Ducey orders agency to allow gays to foster, adopt children

Gov. Doug Ducey ordered the Department of Child Safety to allow married same-sex couples to jointly house foster children and adopt. Ducey ordered the policy change in response to an Arizona Capitol Times report that DCS had quietly reversed a policy that had allowed married same-sex couples to jointly adopt or provide foster care.

Apr 7, 2015

Handful of holdout tribes dig in against gay marriage

Even if a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this spring makes same-sex marriage the law, it would leave pockets of the country where it isn't likely to be recognized any time soon: the reservations of a handful of sovereign Native American tribes, including the nation's two largest.