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Federal Judge Requires Arizona to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage On Death Certificate

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Fred McQuire and George MartinezA man who lost his partner recently has just won the right to have himself listed as spouse on the death certificate.

AZCentral reports:

A federal judge has issued an emergency order requiring Arizona to recognize the California marriage of Green Valley couple Fred McQuire and George Martinez. Fred McQuire has found a little peace, maybe the first he’s had since his partner of 45 years died late last month of pancreatic cancer.

This case gets to the heart of what marriage equality really is – the recognition of two people who love one another.

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