Activists are collecting signatures to put gay marriage on the ballot in 2014, aimed at overturning Arizona’s 2008 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
In 2012, a PPP poll found that 77 percent of the state’s voters support either same-sex marriage or civil unions. Some Arizona cities are taking matters into their own hands. On June 4, the city council in Bisbee voted to allow same-sex civil unions, making it the first town in Arizona to offer legal recognition of gay couples. Other cities, including Tempe, are considering similar ordinances.