Blog of Rights

A Loss in Arizona

By Paul Cates, LGBT Project at 1:02am
Tonight voters in Arizona passed an initiative that bars lesbian and gay couples from marrying in the state. In 2004, Arizonans made history for being the first state to reject an anti-gay relationship amendment that would have barred even protections for straight couples. This go around, the proponents of the initiative narrowed its scope to bar only lesbian and gay couples from marriage, and the opponents couldn’t muster the necessary votes to defeat it. To learn what you can do to fight for relationship protections for lesbian and gay couples, visit
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