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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Legislator seeks reprimand of colleague

The Arizona Daily Star
July 22, 2008
The dust-up in the Senate over marriage on the last night of the legislative session has one lawmaker seeking to have another one formally reprimanded. In a complaint filed Monday, Sen. Ken Cheuvront, D-Phoenix, said Sen. Jack Harper, R-Surprise, used his position to illegally interrupt debate, and then purposely ignored legal protests. [Link]

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Arizona state senator slams opponents over anti-marriage vote

GayPolitics.com
July 15, 2008
Victory Fund's blog interviews Arizona State Senator Paula Aboud about the controversial actions taken by state senators in Arizona to push through a vote on an anti-marriage amendment ballot measure for the November 2008 ballot. (Link)

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Ark. anti-gay ballot measure backers to submit signatures

Associated Press
July 2, 2008
Supporters of a ballot measure aimed at banning gays and lesbians from adopting or fostering children said Wednesday they're ready to submit petitions to place their measure on the November ballot. (Link)

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Arizona Governor: Anti-marriage referendum unnecessary

The Arizona Republic
July 3, 2008
Gov. Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that she opposes amending the Arizona Constitution to exclude same-sex couples from marriage and called a fall referendum on the issue unnecessary. (Link)

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AZ Legislature puts anti-marriage proposal on ballot

The Arizona Republic
June 27, 2008
In the final hours of one of the longest state legislative sessions on record, state Senators approved a measure sending an anti-marriage constitutional amendment to the fall ballot. (Link)

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Arizona Anti-Marriage Amendment Re-Vote Likely for Friday

Box Turtle Bulletin
June 26, 2008
Yesterday’s vote by the Arizona Senate to advance an anti-marriage amendment to the voters fell short. But amendment supporters today vow to bring the measure back for another vote on Friday. [Link]

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Anti-Marriage Amendment Heads To Arizona Senate

365Gay.com
May 12, 2008

An amendment intended to write marriage discrimination into the Arizona state constitution passed the House and moved to the Senate even though the AZ public expressed not wanting to write discrimination into their constitution. (Link)

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BLOG: The Politics of Anti-Marriage Amendments

Box Turtle Bulletin
April 21, 2008
Arizona became the first state in the union to defeat an anti-marriage amendment in 2006…Now legislators in the Arizona House appear poised to approve a measure to put another anti-marriage amendment on the ballot for 2008. Some of those legislators who are reportedly leaning towards approving the measure represent districts which voted against the 2006 proposal, bucking the wisdom of their own constituents. [Link]

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Love conquers all, regardless of gender

Tuscon Citizen
April 19, 2008
Rekha Basu emotionally recounts her attendance at a wedding of a same-sex couple saying, “Love is full of surprises: intimacy and distance, control and vulnerability, security and jealousy. But sometimes the surprise is to the outside observer.” [Link]

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