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Will Arizona Voters Approve Gay Marriage in 2016?

Will Arizona Voters Approve Gay Marriage in 2016?
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Well, same-sex marriage probably won't be legal in Arizona until 2016, at the earliest.

A ballot initiative to put the issue on 2014 ballots stopped before it really got started, due to problems with funding.

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"While the initiative received broad support among those in the LGBT community, as well as from individuals across the political spectrum, several state and national groups working for marriage equality advised that they would not support the effort mostly out of concerns about timing," a statement from Equal Marriage Arizona said. "Those groups have expressed interest in working with representatives of EMA on a possible 2016 campaign, which EMA would also support."

Maybe it was a little too optimistic to expect voters to overturn their 2008 decision, which amended the Arizona Constitution to read, "Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state."

So, do you think voters will approve same-sex marriage in 2016?

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