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Arizona: Judge should delay gay marriage because 9th Circuit hasn’t issued mandate

| Thursday, October 16, 2014
Arizona
PHOENIX -- Lawyers for the state of Arizona agree that the state's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional because of an appeals court ruling. But attorneys for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne urged a federal judge to delay overturning the ban because last week's order from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is not yet final.

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Marriage equality advocates urge Arizona AG to stop defending state’s ban

LAUREN LOFTUS | Cronkite News | Friday, October 10, 2014
Supporters rallied outside Thursday as members of the group Why Marriage Matters delivered petitions urging Attorney General Tom Horne to stop defending Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage.
PHOENIX – Delivering more than 5,000 petition signatures in a little red wagon, supporters of gay marriage called Thursday for Attorney General Tom Horne to drop his defense of the state’s ban. The wagon belonged to the daughter of Phoenix couple Kevin Patterson and David Larance, plaintiffs in one of two pending lawsuits challenging the ban.

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

| Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Shawn K. Aiken
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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Ariz. AG advises cities on what they can include in civil union ordinances

| Monday, April 29, 2013
Tom Horne
PHOENIX -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne called city attorneys to his office Monday to give them advice on what they can include in civil union ordinances without running afoul of a state law banning same-sex marriage.

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Ariz. mining town puts civil unions on hold while it tweaks law

| Saturday, April 13, 2013
Bisbee
PHOENIX — The City Council in the southern Arizona community of Bisbee will rewrite a recently enacted civil union ordinance after being threatened with a lawsuit by the state Attorney General's office, which said the ordinance ran afoul of a state ban on same-sex marriage.

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Ariz. AG says he’ll sue to block mining town from allowing civil unions

| Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Tom Horne
PHOENIX -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne will go to court to block the artists' community of Bisbee from implementing a newly approved ordinance recognizing civil unions for same-sex couples, his office said Wednesday.

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