A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down gay marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada.
The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that gay couples' equal protection rights were violated by the bans. Arizona is part of the San Francisco-based circuit, so its ruling would seem to apply to this state as well.
However, officials at the Arizona Attorney General's office and the Maricopa County Clerk of Appeals would only immediately say that they were reviewing the ruling.
Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, said it is "premature" to direct county clerks to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Read more »