Will Arizona Be Next For Marriage Equality

Nov 20, 2012 | Posted by: Sei | Full story: lezgetreal.com

Could Arizona be next? Tanner Pritts of Scottsdale is taking the first steps towards asking the voters of Arizonans to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage. Arizona rejected a ban on same-sex marriage initially only to approve it on the second time around. Pritts has filed the necessary paperwork with the Secretary of State’s Office to form Arizona Advocates for Marriage Equality and start raising money with an eye to a 2014 campaign.
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2016 would be better, whether it's Arizona, Ohio, Oregon, or any other state.

Voter demographics in midterm elections are HEAVILY skewed to older voters; those LEAST likely to support marriage equality.

The last thing we want to do is follow op 4 wins with a big loss the first time we try to actually overturn a state constitutional amendment.

I know 4 years is a long time to wait, but it's better than going back to losing these votes. We'd be much better off working on the legislatures in the 10 states without constitutional bans between now & 2016, while doing the necessary groundwork in the other states.

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Nov 20, 2012
 
I kinda doubt it.

Then again there's a helluva lot more libs and Democrats here than I ever imagined.

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And i KEEP moving to districts represented by DEMOCRATS ! DOH ! i HATE when that happens !

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Nov 21, 2012
 
Fa-Foxy wrote:
I kinda doubt it.
Then again there's a helluva lot more libs and Democrats here than I ever imagined.
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And i KEEP moving to districts represented by DEMOCRATS ! DOH ! i HATE when that happens !
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Why move around so much, you haven't found an area you like?

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luv Sarah Palin wrote:
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Why move around so much, you haven't found an area you like?
The Romneys found an area....a classy up scale suburb of San Diego. The IRONY! They have 6 gay couples in a 3 blk area as neighbors. Plus California went all blue and kicked out the Republicans this year. OHHHHH my! ROTFL. One would have thought they would move to a red state that supported him...like in the south. Utah was not an option either I guess. Too funny!//// As for the topic of this thread.....Yes, they should wait until 2016, they would have alot more money by then and as it was shown,'we' won at the ballot box in them states.

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luv Sarah Palin wrote:
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Why move around so much, you haven't found an area you like?
I signed an 18 month lease on this house in October.

I hated living upstate New York for a number of reasons, so I left in July, 2011 and moved to Albuquerque cuz I thought I would like the city and the weather there. The City Of Albuquerque i LOVED, but the weather there turned out to be much colder and snowier than i thought it would be. Then when I slipped in the snow and broke my leg there last December, that was the last straw, and I moved at the end of December to Oro Valley, AZ where I rented an apartment.

I loved living in Oro Valley ane found a nice church to attend there. But as the end of teh lease on the apartment drew near, and I started looking for a house to rent, I discovered that Oro Valley is a very ritzy town and I couldn't afford any of the houses there.

So looking further afield, I found this beautiful house here in Coolidge which is a very nice area. So I signed a lease on this house for 18 months, which I may renew when the time comes.

This is the house I'm renting:



I plan on staying here in southern Arizona for the foreseeable future.

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Nov 21, 2012
 
WeTheSheeple wrote:
2016 would be better, whether it's Arizona, Ohio, Oregon, or any other state.
Voter demographics in midterm elections are HEAVILY skewed to older voters; those LEAST likely to support marriage equality.
The last thing we want to do is follow op 4 wins with a big loss the first time we try to actually overturn a state constitutional amendment.
I know 4 years is a long time to wait, but it's better than going back to losing these votes. We'd be much better off working on the legislatures in the 10 states without constitutional bans between now & 2016, while doing the necessary groundwork in the other states.
I have heard Phoenix and Tuscon are rather Democratic in voting patterns, though perhaps Blue Dog. Where do the Republican votes come from? Flagstaff? Scottdale? Other Phoenix burbs? There isn't much rural population there and the Navajos and other native American folks usually vote Democratic (which is partly why New Mexico is always a swing state).

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I have heard Phoenix and Tuscon are rather Democratic in voting patterns, though perhaps Blue Dog. Where do the Republican votes come from? Flagstaff? Scottdale? Other Phoenix burbs? There isn't much rural population there and the Navajos and other native American folks usually vote Democratic (which is partly why New Mexico is always a swing state).
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/AZ
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JohnInToronto wrote:
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I have heard Phoenix and Tuscon are rather Democratic in voting patterns, though perhaps Blue Dog. Where do the Republican votes come from? Flagstaff? Scottdale? Other Phoenix burbs? There isn't much rural population there and the Navajos and other native American folks usually vote Democratic (which is partly why New Mexico is always a swing state).
Retirement communities in the millions. Elderly voters are republican leaning. And they tend to be racist on top of that, even willing to undermine the stability of Medicare to stave off groups they fear, Blacks, Mexicans, gays, and religious minorities.
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JohnInToronto wrote:
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I have heard Phoenix and Tuscon are rather Democratic in voting patterns, though perhaps Blue Dog. Where do the Republican votes come from? Flagstaff? Scottdale? Other Phoenix burbs? There isn't much rural population there and the Navajos and other native American folks usually vote Democratic (which is partly why New Mexico is always a swing state).
And Scottsdale and Paradise valley run on investment income and are packed with millionaires dripping with self-entitlement. Basically Mitt Romney incarnate.

Then there's Mesa which is a Mormon town and the states 3rd largest city.

AZ won't turn blue till our Hispanic community comes of age and votes. I'd say 8 years.

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And Scottsdale and Paradise valley run on investment income and are packed with millionaires dripping with self-entitlement. Basically Mitt Romney incarnate.
Then there's Mesa which is a Mormon town and the states 3rd largest city.
AZ won't turn blue till our Hispanic community comes of age and votes. I'd say 8 years.
Better we should deport them all.
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Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Better we should deport them all.
Dont be silly. Theyre citizens. We cant be deporting "them" any more than we can be deporting you.

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AdamAZ wrote:
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Dont be silly. Theyre citizens. We cant be deporting "them" any more than we can be deporting you.
We can deport ANYONE not here legally.

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AzAdam wrote:
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Retirement communities in the millions. Elderly voters are republican leaning. And they tend to be racist on top of that, even willing to undermine the stability of Medicare to stave off groups they fear, Blacks, Mexicans, gays, and religious minorities.
Well, at least those elderly votrs who themselves are not Blacks, Mexicans, gays, and religious minorities. Probably should qualify as elderly white Protestant voters. But I agree, they are the ones living in Sun City.
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Nov 22, 2012
 
We shouldn't forget that California may very well be the next marriage equality state; the #10 star on our Flag of Equal Marriage
http://makeitequal.org/
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Think so?
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Xyzhoturutsmail wrote:
<quoted text>We shouldn't forget that California is already a marriage equality state, since it bans all same sex marriages and it will likely be upheld by the Supreme Court.
WOOOOOHOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAA, yahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Where did you get THAT stupid idea?
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LIes Busters wrote:
<quoted text>Now, that is funny, you get the idea to choose to be gay, now that is a stupid idea.
Did you 'choose' to be gay?
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Fa-Foxy wrote:
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We can deport ANYONE not here legally.
They ARE here legally. Did you not comprehend "citizen?"

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AzAdam wrote:
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They ARE here legally. Did you not comprehend "citizen?"
Just strip them of their citizenship and deport them to one of those "Workers' Paradises" called Cuba or The Demokratik People's Socialist Republik Of Kanada.(I hear they have LOTS of room because only 6 people live in all of Manitoba and Nunavut.)

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Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Just strip them of their citizenship and deport them to one of those "Workers' Paradises" called Cuba or The Demokratik People's Socialist Republik Of Kanada.(I hear they have LOTS of room because only 6 people live in all of Manitoba and Nunavut.)
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Cuba was no workers paradise under right wing ,Batista either and that is why tea party golden boy Marco Rubio's family fled Cuba , two years before Castro.

Did you know that Cuba once had one of the best health care systems there was and it was socialized, even under Batista?

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Jose - in Miami wrote:
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Cuba was no workers paradise under right wing ,Batista either and that is why tea party golden boy Marco Rubio's family fled Cuba , two years before Castro.
Did you know that Cuba once had one of the best health care systems there was and it was socialized, even under Batista?
That's why so many people flock to Cuba and the Castro brothers (who invented that WONDERFUL "people's car" the "Castro Convertible") are forced to deport millions of them to the U.S.!

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