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Same-sex-marriage ban can't stop transgender divorce

Same-sex-marriage ban can't stop transgender divorce

He has female reproductive organs and state doesn't recognize same-sex marriages.

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Gay marriage ban protects children, state tells judge

Gay marriage ban protects children, state tells judge

Attorneys cite homosexuals' inability to reproduce.

July 23, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…

Man who wants to marry laptop is rebuffed

PHOENIX — A federal judge in Arizona won’t be deciding whether people can marry their computers — at least not yet.

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Gay marriage case rejects inanimate object effort

PHOENIX — 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.

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Tucson couple joins suit to overturn gay marriage ban

Tucson couple joins suit to overturn gay marriage ban

On a recent afternoon, a couple walked up to the clerk’s counter at Pima County Superior Court seeking a marriage license.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Suit to overturn Arizona gay-marriage ban filed

PHOENIX — Gays hoping to wed in Arizona should not look for legal relief soon.

January 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Law protecting clerics from having to perform gay weddings proposed

PHOENIX — A state lawmaker who also is a pastor unveiled legislation Friday designed to protect himself and other religious leaders from being forced to marry same-sex couples.

January 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gay marriage recognition changes tax rules

PHOENIX — Arizona officials have been forced to craft a new tax form, now that federal law recognizes gay couples who got married in states where that’s legal.

November 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Pope: Church too focused on abortion, gay marriage and contraception

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has warned that the Catholic Church's moral structure might "fall like a house of cards" if it doesn't balance its divisive rules about abortion, gays and contraception with the greater need to make it a merciful, more welcoming place for all.

September 19, 2013 10:30 amLoading…

Gay marriage measure banks on young voters

PHOENIX — A possible 2016 vote on whether Arizonans are ready to let gay couples marry could come down to how many old people die between now and then, according to former Republican state Attorney General Grant Woods.

September 17, 2013 5:45 pmLoading…

Gay marriage backers rally to change public attitudes

PHOENIX — Hoping to create a change in attitudes, a coalition of civil-rights groups is taking the first steps today to convince Arizonans that letting gays wed would be a good thing.

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Myriad new state laws take effect today

Myriad new state laws take effect today

PHOENIX — Starting today, ferrets will be forbidden in restaurants as service animals.

September 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Gay marriage petition drive shuts down

PHOENIX — Facing a splintered gay-rights community, supporters of legalizing same-sex weddings in Arizona have pulled the plug on putting the issue to voters next year.

September 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

US: Married gays entitled to visa benefit despite Arizona law

PHOENIX - Gay Arizonans who legally wed foreigners in other states will be able to use their status to gain a visa and a path to citizenship for their spouses living here, even though Arizona won't recognize their union.

July 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Movement toward marriage equality was inevitable

Evan Wolfson received a "B" on the law school paper that helped change the world.

July 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Neto's Tucson: Local pair hails gay-union rulings but knows AZ is still a fight

Alejandra Gerardo was at work when the news broke. Her partner, Narda Rivera, was in her office when the Supreme Court announced its ruling in support of gay rights.

June 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
For most gays in Ariz., nothing much changes

For most gays in Ariz., nothing much changes

Michael Knaapen, left, and his husband, John Becker, embrace outside the U.S. Supreme Court after hearing that justices struck down a key provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.

June 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
For most gays in Ariz., nothing much changes

For most gays in Ariz., nothing much changes

PHOENIX - For most Arizona gay couples, the two Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage offer few new benefits - even if they were legally married elsewhere.

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Gay rulings put court on right side of history

The following editorial appeared Wednesday in The Kansas City Star:

June 27, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
Photos: Nation reacts to court decision on gay marriage

Photos: Nation reacts to court decision on gay marriage

Supporters of gay marriage around the nation celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to give "married gay couples equal federal footing with other married Americans." The decision will allow gay marriages to resume in California. See how supporters reacted.

June 26, 2013 7:48 pm Photos

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