Monday, July 28, 2008

Arizona Marriage Amendment Update

From Equality Arizona:

The Senate Ethics Committee will be meeting today at 2 p.m. in Senate Hearing Room 1 to determine whether or not to launch an investigation into allegations that Senator Jack Harper (R-4, Surprise) broke Senate rules to deny openly-Lesbian Senator Paula Aboud (D-28, Tucson) and openly-Gay Senator Ken Cheuvront (D-15, Phoenix) their rights. Sen. Cheuvront filed the ethics complaint about the alleged incident, which took place on the final day of the session, paving the way for a vote on the marriage amendment referendum.

To watch the video of the floor session, with commentary from George K. Staropoli of Citizens for Constitutional Local Government, visit

There are two options to watch today's proceedings:

1) Attend in person. Senate Hearing Room 1 is in the Senate Building at the State Capitol Complex, 1700 W Washington Street, Phoenix.

2) Stream live online. Visit and watch the hearing. If you have trouble, visit and click on Senate Hearing
Room 1.

Committee Members

Jay Tibshraeny (Chairman) (R-21) -
Barbara Leff (R-11) -
Robert Blendu (R-12) -
Marsha Arzberger (D-25) -
Richard Miranda (D-13) -

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