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Connolly v. Roche

Connolly v. Roche (orig. Connolly v. Brewer) is a federal challenge to Arizona's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, filed Jan. 6 2014, in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, Ariz.

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Ariz. says marriage ban justified because same-sex couples can’t reproduce

| Thursday, July 24, 2014
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PHOENIX -- Attorneys for the state of Arizona say in court documents that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is justified because same-sex couples cannot reproduce without the help of a third person. In documents filed Wednesday in a federal challenge to the constitutional ban approved by voters in 2008, the state says it public purpose in regulating private relationships...

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Attorneys ask judge to decide Ariz. same-sex marriage case without trial

| Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Arizona
PHOENIX -- Attorneys for the state of Arizona and a group of gay and lesbian couples who sued over the state's ban on same-sex marriage want a judge to decide the case without a trial. The attorneys told U.S. District Court Judge John W. Sedwick on Monday they think he can instead rule based on arguments each side will file in the coming months.

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Couples challenging Ariz. same-sex marriage ban ask court for pretrial ruling

| Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Arizona
PHOENIX — Gay and lesbian couples challenging Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal court for a pretrial ruling in their favor.

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Judge won’t merge suits challenging Ariz. same-sex marriage ban

| Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Arizona
PHOENIX -- A federal judge is refusing to combine two separately filed lawsuits challenging Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Federal court asked to merge Ariz. same-sex marriage cases

| Monday, March 24, 2014
Arizona
PHOENIX -- Lawyers for plaintiffs in one of two pending lawsuits challenging Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal court to combine the suits into one case.

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Attorney hopes to see Ariz. same-sex marriage lawsuit decided in 2014

| Tuesday, January 7, 2014
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PHOENIX -- An attorney who filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn Arizona's same-sex marriage ban said Tuesday he hopes to get a decision from a federal judge before the U.S. Supreme Court rules on any similar challenge from another state.

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Four couples file federal lawsuit seeking marriage equality in Arizona

| Monday, January 6, 2014
Arizona
PHOENIX — Four couples have filed a federal class-action lawsuit seeking to make same-sex marriage legal in Arizona. The suit filed Monday in U.S. District Court claims a voter-approved ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

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