On the morning of Friday, October 17, 2014, the Federal District Court ruled that Arizona’s laws prohibiting same sex marriages were unconstitutional. At about 11:00 that same morning, the Attorney General, Tom Horne, announced that the State of Arizona would not be appealing the rulings. On that date, Arizona became another state that now allows and recognizes same sex marriages.
This was a busy day for me, as in addition to my already scheduled calendar, I was interviewed by several newspaper reporters, interviewed by KFYI radio, and interviewed an put on the nightly news for Channel 3.
The attached link shows an article at AZCentral.com regarding these changes: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/politics/2014/10/18/gay-marriage-ruling-brings-new-legal-questions/17535613/.
Also, the ling below was played on the nightly news at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. as the lead story on Channel 3. http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/Gay-marriage-becomes-legal-in-Arizona-279589692.html. Click on the middle video link to watch.
Regardless of your personal view on same sex marriage, the fact is that this change has reached Arizona. With same sex marriages will come same sex divorces, adoptions, and other family law issues. Just as news reporters are turning to reputable family law attorneys to discuss how these changes will play out, any person going through a divorce or other family law issues should turn to an experienced attorney. These are significant legal issues that require experience and wisdom and a solid understanding of the ever changing law.
If you are involved in a divorce or family law matter, or if you have determined that you need experienced legal representation, please call 480-733-6800 and ask to speak with Douglas C. Gardner, or visit our website at davismiles.com. Douglas C. Gardner does family law representation. He handles prenuptial agreements, divorce, custody cases, QDRO’s and other complex family law issues.