Worlds apart

Federal law gives gay citizens with foreign partners tough choices: Leave the U.S.A. Lose your love. Break the law.

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Press Release: LGBT rights groups and allies join outcry against anti-immigrant measure in Arizona

More than 20 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality groups and allies today issued a joint statement regarding Arizona's S.B. 1070.

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Arizona law bad for gay binational couples

Immigration Equality, one of the nation's top organizations lobbying for rights for LGBT families in the realm of immigration, is condemning Arizona's controversial new law.

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Meghan McCain Says Her Father’s “Coming Along” on Freedom to Marry

Valley Fever (Phoenix New Times)
January 29, 2010

During a speech at the University of Florida, Meghan McCain said that her father, Sen. John McCain, is "coming along" on the freedom to marry: "He's 73 years old. It's difficult. I keep telling people 'You continue putting pressure on President Obama, and I'll continue putting pressure on my father.'" [Link]

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Arizona’s New Budget Cuts Domestic Partner Benefits

Phoenix New Times
September 8, 2009
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer approved the majority of the state Legislature's budget Friday, including cutting domestic partner benefits for state employees, which means roughly 800 people will lose their health insurance. [Link]

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Going on a jeep tour… as a marriage equality advocate

Freedom to Marry freelance contributor, Andrew Eddins, tells of his experience speaking about marriage equality while on a southwestern jeep tour with a group of strangers.

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Effort to Get Civil Unions on Az Ballot Planned

Tucson Citizen
December 10, 2008
Marriage Equality USA's Arizona chapter is beginning a drive for a 2010 ballot initiative that would establish civil partnerships for gay couples in the state. [Link]

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Gay supporters, activists vow to continue fight against Prop. 102

The Arizona Republic
November 10, 2008
Activists say battles will continue in Arizona over issues related to same-sex couples: inheritance rights, medical decision-making and burial rights, to name a few of the estimated 300 rights that Arizona automatically confers on married couples. (Link)
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Equality’s Winding Path

New York Times
November 6, 2008
The Times editorial staff writes about anti-gay measures passing in California, Florida, Arkansas, and Arizona: "We do not view these results as reason for despair. Struggles over civil rights never follow a straight trajectory, and the ugly outcome of these ballot fights should not obscure the building momentum for full equality for gay people, including acceptance of marriage between gay men and women. But the votes remind us of how much remains to be done before this bigotry is finally erased." (Link)

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Loss in Arizona

Prop 102: Anti-gay constitutional amendment would write marriage discrimination into the state constitution

Anti-gay constitutional amendment PASSED

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