USA, Arizona: Lambda Legal Files Marriage Equality Lawsuit

Written by scott on March 14th, 2014

Arizona mapLambda Legal also filed a second lawsuit for marriage equality in Arizona.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

Lambda Legal announced Thursday it has filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for Arizona on behalf of seven same-sex couples and the surviving spouses of two additional same-sex couples challenging the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. In the lawsuit filed Wednesday, Lambda Legal argues that the Arizona constitutional amendment and state statutes barring same-sex couples from marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause and the Due Process Clause of the U.S. Constitution. “Every day that same-sex couples in Arizona are denied marriage, the government sends a message that their families are not worthy of equal dignity and respect,” said Lambda Legal Senior Counsel Jennifer C. Pizer.

I love love love that the lead plaintiffs are in their 70’s and have been together for 55 years. Once again, look where we were a month ago in Arizona, with a Right to Discriminate bill threatened in the state. Amazing.

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