Why Marriage Matters Arizona

Our goal is simple: win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples all across Arizona. To win marriage we need to build public support by starting a conversation. 

That’s why the ACLU of Arizona is a key partner in the Why Marriage Matters Arizona campaign. We're working with national and local coalition partners to encourage a public dialogue. We need to get everyone in our state talking about why marriage matters.

Same-sex couples want to get married for the same reasons as opposite-sex couples. Couples marry because they want to make a lifetime commitment, to be there for each other when times are good and when things get tough. Marriage is a public promise of love and responsibility for each other. No Arizonan should be told it’s illegal to marry the person they love.

We are counting on your support and your stories to change hearts and minds across the state. Tell us why you support the freedom to marry

Marriage equality events are happening! Visit our booths at Tucson Pride and Rainbows Festival in October.