Four years ago today, a historic Arizona ruling was made in favor of same-sex marriage. For years, same-sex marriage was banned in Arizona and other parts of the United States, but with the help of Aiken Schenk and many determined community members, the discriminatory ban on same-sex marriage was lifted in 2014.
Federally, the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down in June 2013. This ruling helped overturn the same-sex marriage ban in Arizona. However, it was not until October 17, 2014 that the ban in Arizona was lifted.
The ruling overturned two laws in Arizona. The first was the ban on same-sex marriages, and the second was an amendment to the Arizona Constitution that said marriage was a union between a woman and a man.
On this day in 2014, same-sex couples were able to legally purchase marriage licenses in the state of Arizona for the very first time. Lawyers from our firm were present at the Maricopa County Clerk of the Superior Court Service Center to witness a few of the first same-sex marriages in Arizona.
At Aiken Schenk, it is our duty to seek justice and fight for equal rights. We are proud to have been a part of this battle! #LoveIsLove
Learn more about this historic ruling and our involvement by following the links below:
TVK TV3 Interview with Shawn Aiken - Response to Holder Same-Sex Memo
MSNBC Interview with Shawn Aiken
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