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Arizona: anti-gay marriage initiative can stay on ballot, judge rules

AP reports: A judge on Thursday rejected a legal challenge to an initiative on marriage and ruled that the proposed state constitutional measure can go on Arizona's Nov. 7 general election ballot.

Judge Douglas Rayes of Maricopa County Superior Court rejected opponents' argument that the "Protect Marriage Arizona" initiative, which would appear on the ballot as Proposition 107, violated a constitutional requirement that each constitutional amendment be a separate ballot measure.

The opposition Arizona Together campaign said it will appeal Rayes' ruling to the Arizona Supreme Court.

The measure would define marriage as a union between one man and one woman and prohibit state and local governments from providing marriage-like legal status to other relationships. -- Judge rules marriage measure can go on Ariz. ballot | www.tucsoncitizen.com

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