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)
Learn more about Arizona.

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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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Knights of Columbus donate $100,000 to push Ariz. marriage ban

Phoenix Business Journal
October 21, 2008
The Knights of Columbus has given $100,000 to support a state ballot measure banning gay couples' marriages. Current state law prohibits same-sex couples from the protections and responsibilities of legal marriage but that provision is not in the constitution. [Link]
Learn more about Arizona.

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10 Things You Can Do to Stop the Props

Mombian
October 21, 2008
Florida’s Prop 2, California’s Prop 8, Arizona’s Prop 102: You know what they are. You’ve given money to fight them. (If you haven’t, stop right now and click one of the links above, donate, then continue reading.) There are exactly two weeks to go now, folks. What else can you do...Here are some ideas, in no particular order. (Link)

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EDITORIAL: Marriage amendment

Arizona Republic
October 20, 2008
The Republic joins seven other Arizona newspapers in urging Arizona voters to reject Prop 102, saying "Arizona must get beyond the acrimony fueled by the fight over Proposition 102... As gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals no longer feel compelled to hide in the closet, we see that they're our friends, colleagues and, often, family members. Personal relations are dispelling the clouds of prejudice and ignorance. [Link]
Read more about the fight for the freedom to marry in Arizona.

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Prop. 102: No

Arizona Daily Star
October 19, 2008
Proposition 102 is a divisive, discriminatory initiative that would threaten to erode the rights of same-sex couples if approved. (Link)
Learn more about Prop. 102.

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Arizona’s Anti-Marriage Amendment

The Arizona Republic
October 20, 2008
The Republic editorializes, "Proposition 102 is a needless distraction. Voters should reject it." (Link)
Learn more about what's going on in Arizona.

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