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filed against the State of Arizona on January 6, 2014,
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Meagan and Natalie - Wake Up Arizona! Don't Put Stress in More lives!
Meagan and Natalie MetzMeagan and Natalie Metz are partners and fellow plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the State of Arizona.  The importance of legalizing their relationship in the State of Arizona is now more important than ever.

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Arizona VoicesYour response is especially crucial for the two bills SB 1062 and HB 2153.

Arizona Voices is the first statewide civic engagement platform of its kind, where you can discuss the issues that impact our state with fellow Arizonans and elected officials.

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  • Bills pages, where you can follow, rate, and deliberate legislation being considered by state lawmakers.
  • Idea pages, where you can post and discuss ideas for improving Arizona.

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Sign the PledgeIn Arizona, we don't turn our back on family. And no family should be denied the critical protections and respect that only marriage can provide.

Sign the pledge now and say that you support marriage for all Arizona families! Together, we can move marriage forward across the state.


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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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