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Arizona: group sues to block anti-gay-marriage initiative

The Arizona Republic reports: Opponents of a same-sex marriage ban initiative filed suit in Maricopa County Superior Court on Wednesday, saying the initiative is unconstitutional.

Representatives of Arizona Together argue that the initiative asks voters to decide on two separate issues that should be decided with separate votes: same-sex marriages and civil unions.

"Voters have the right to assess one issue at a time and may support one issue without supporting the other," said Lisa Hauser, co-counsel for Arizona Together.

Protect Marriage Arizona, the group proposing the same-sex marriage ban, said they believe the amendment addresses a single subject and therefore is constitutional. -- Opponents of marriage initiative sue

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