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filed against the State of Arizona on January 6, 2014,
for Marriage Equality.

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Arizona Equality - Terry Pochert and Joe Connolly

November 2014

  • November 17, 2014 - Document 93 (PDF) - Defendants' Notice of Appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Representation Statement


  • October 27, 2014 - Document 92 (PDF) - Notice of Withdrawal of Co-counsel.
  • October 17, 2014 - The Decision (PDF) - Joseph Connolly, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. [Roche] Michael K. Jeanes, et al., Defendants.
  • October 17, 2014 - Horne Letter to Clerks 
  • October 17, 2014 - Media: CBS5 Life Cut-In, Thomas Horne Press Conference.
  • October 16, 2014 - Defendants' Brief (PDF) - Defendants' Supplemental Brief Addressing the Applicability of the Ninth Circuit's Latta v. Otter Decision
  • October 9, 2014 - Submit Supplemental Briefs (PDF) 



  • July 21, 2014 - Defendant Document 78 - Defendants' Reply in Support of Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. This is the most revealing document of the files posted during this series.
  • July 21, 2014 - Defendant Document 77-1 - [Proposed] Order Granting Defendants' Motion for Leave to File Overlength Reply in Support of Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment.
  • July 21, 2014 - Defendant Document 77 - Defendants' Motion for Leave to File Overlength Reply in Support of Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment


  • June 30, 2014 - Plaintiffs response to DMSJ and Plaintiffs' reply in suppoer of PMSJ.
  • June 10, 2014 - Defendant Exhibits
  • June 10, 2014 - Tentative Defendants Response to PMSJ and Defendants' cross motion for summary judgement.






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Same-Sex Marriage and ChildrenSame-Sex Marriage and Children is the first book to bring together historical, social science, and legal considerations to comprehensively respond to the objections to same-sex marriage that are based on the need to promote so-called "responsible procreation" and child welfare. Carlos A. Ball places the current marriage debates within a broader historical context by exploring how the procreative and child welfare claims used to try to deny same-sex couples the opportunity to marry are similar to earlier arguments used to defend interracial marriage bans, laws prohibiting disabled individuals from marrying, and the differential treatment of children born out of wedlock. Ball also draws a link between welfare reform and same-sex marriage bans by explaining how conservative proponents have defended both based on the need for the government to promote responsible procreation among heterosexuals. 

In addition, Ball examines the social science studies relied on by opponents of same-sex marriage and explains in a highly engaging and accessible way why they do not support the contention that biological status and parental gender matter when it comes to parenting. He also explores the relevance of the social science studies on the children of lesbians and gay men to the question of whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. In doing so, the book looks closely at the gay marriage cases that recently reached the Supreme Court and explains why the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans cannot be defended on the basis that maintaining marriage as an exclusively heterosexual institution helps to promote the best interests of children. Same-Sex Marriage and Children will help lawyers, law professors, judges, legislators, social and political scientists, historians, and child welfare officials-as well as general readers interested in matters related to marriage and families-understand the empirical and legal issues behind the intersection of same-sex marriage and children's welfare.

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