Discriminatory marriage ban has no place in AZ

Tucson Citizen
September 8, 2008
Arizona State Senator Paula Aboud writes in opposition to prop. 102 on the 2008 ballot: "Don't write discrimination into the Arizona Constitution. Vote no on Prop. 102 - again." (Link)

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Do it for Del

365Gay.com
September 2, 2008
With the passing of leader and pioneer Del Martin, a columnist urges, "Do, for Del, engage in the campaign for “no” votes if you live in one of the states facing an anti-gay initiative." (Link)

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For Arizona, Three’s a Crowd

Advocate
September 23, 2008
In the end, gay rights activists are hoping for a hat trick, though that seems unlikely given the odds facing Arizona. But Evan Wolfson insists that one victory is paramount. “Holding California is an outright win,” he says, whereas in Arizona and Florida “we will not have advanced -- but simply beaten back an attack.” [Link]

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AZ: Brewer sues Goddard over ballot language

Arizona Capitol Times
August 25, 2008
The debate centers around whether the description of Prop. 102 on the 2008 ballot should explain state law already prevents same-sex couples from getting married. [Link]

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State secretary goes to court over anti-gay ballot initiative

Arizona Daily Star
August 22, 2008
Secretary of State Jan Brewer has gone to court to keep from having to tell Arizona voters that same-sex marriage is already illegal under state law because supporters of the state's discriminatory prop. 102 on the 2008 ballot said such language would weaken their chance at passing the anti-gay measure. (Link)

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Forgotten Arizona?

Box Turtle Bulletin
August 23, 2008
Blogger Jim Burroway reminds people that Arizona in the 2006 election was the first state to defeat a discriminatory anti-gay amendment, and everyone must work to stop yet another amendment threatening in the 2008 election. (Link)

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2008 Ballot Measures Opposing Marriage Equality: Why Time is on Our Side

GayWired.com
August 15, 2008
David Mariner writes, "As more voters are being asked to consider the question, and as we have the opportunity to engage more voters and interact with them, public opinion continues to move in our favor. It may be a long battle, but time is definitely on our side." [Link]

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Arizona Democratic Party passes resolution to oppose anti-gay constitutional amendment

HRC Backstory
August 14, 2008
Human Rights Campaign's blog reports that Arizona State Committeewoman Mohur Sidhwa and the newly formed LGBT Caucus presented and passed a resolution during the general session of the state committee to oppose anti-gay Prop 102 on November’s ballot. (Link)

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Atlanta helps fight anti-gay measures out west

Southern Voice Atlanta
August 15, 2008
With discrimination against gay and lesbian couples already written into Georgia's constitution, gay and lesbian Atlantans are channeling money and manpower into Arizona and California for what some consider the most important moment ever for the gay rights movement. [Link]

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State senator faces ethics probe in marriage debate

Tucson Citizen
July 29, 2008
An Arizona state senator faces an ethics investigation for cutting off a debate that served as a filibuster for opponents of a referendum to prohibit same-sex couples from getting legally married in the state. With its chairman crossing party lines, the Senate Ethics Committee voted 3-2 on Monday to formally investigate a lawmaker's complaint that Republican Sen. Jack Harper of Surprise broke Senate rules. [Link]

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