Friday, October 17, 2014

Clinco: Judge’s decision provides ‘a moment to embrace equality’

Clinco: Judge’s decision provides ‘a moment to embrace equality’

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – After a federal judge today rejected the Arizona ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, Rep. Demion Clinco, D-Tucson (District 2), the only openly gay member of the Arizona House of Representatives, issued this statement.

“This is an amazing day for Arizona and for love. It’s a moment to embrace equality and an opportunity to celebrate our uniqueness.

“Our state joins 30 others that have achieved marriage equality, which is a huge accomplishment. It adds momentum to the fight for full equality for everyone. In many places in our state, it is still legal to discriminate against people because of who they are and who they love. That is unacceptable. We must support non-discrimination laws to assure that no Arizonan is mistreated.”

Clinco added that he supports Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne’s decision not to appeal this ruling.

“The ban against marriage equality is absolutely indefensible. I’m glad that Attorney General Horne recognizes that and will no longer stand in the way of progress.”


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