Arizona, USA: Democrat Proposes Repealing State’s Marriage Equality Ban, Other Gay Rights Measures

Written by scott on January 31st, 2013

ArizonaA democratic lawmaker is proposing repealing the state’s ban on gay marriage, as well as several other gay rights bills, according to LGBTQ Nation:

Saying members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community deserve equal treatment under Arizona law, a Democratic lawmaker has introduced four bills addressing employment, adoption and marriage. “To discriminate against someone based on who they love is no different than discriminating against me for the color of my skin or against someone because of their gender,” said Sen. Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix. “It’s wrong.”

His marriage equality bill would put the issue back before voters:

SCR 1004 would have Arizonans vote on whether to repeal a constitutional provision that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. A complementary bill, SB 1165, would repeal a law banning same-sex marriage that takes effect only if voters reverse the constitutional provision on marriage.

Great to see some movement on this in my home state!


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