Thursday, September 12, 2013

Initiative dropped in AZ

Hawaii may be surging ahead, but Arizona, not so much.
Equal Marriage Arizona, the primary group behind the initiative, says efforts were scuttled because key national advocacy groups withheld backing of the initiative for 2014 because they believed there would be a greater chance of winning in 2016. 
“They didn’t feel like Arizona was ready for equal marriage in 2014,” said Equal Marriage Arizona cochair Erin Ogletree Simpson. “I’m just happy our effort has prompted a focus from the various groups to look at 2016 and start putting together a strategy.”
Arizona is very, very conservative.  There's a big Mormon contingent there too.

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