Founded in January of , OGALLA was created as a statewide organization to support the needs of sexual minorities and gender non-conforming people in the legal profession. Education and Outreach Committee - This committee works to educate a broad range of audiences through CLEs with a focus on LGBTQ issues and through educational outreach on civil and legal rights at events such as Pride. In , the Committee is working to host a CLE for juvenile law practitioners and social workers to address effective advocacy for LGBTQ youth in the foster care system. Judiciary Committee - The Judiciary Committee reviews candidates for appointed judicial positions. The committee works closely with other diversity bars in the vetting process in order achieve our goal of promoting a judiciary that is diverse and committed to the constitutional ideals of equality of all people before the law. To further the professional development and advancement of LGBT lawyers, legal workers and law students.
Arizona | Freedom to Marry
No appeal: Ariz. same-sex couples can wed immediately
Same-sex couples began marrying in Arizona on October 17, after U. The ruling came ten days after the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in cases from Nevada and Idaho on October 7. History and the Path to Victory: April Anti-gay forces in Arizona force a bill through the legislature restricting marriage to different-sex couples after a same-sex couple receives a marriage license in the state. The marriage license is later revoked. A similar statute is again passed in November 6, Anti-marriage forces attempt to ban same-sex couples from marriage or any other legal family status with Proposition , but voters reject the measure, in a narrow vote — the first-ever successful defeat of an anti-marriage constitutional amendment at the ballot.
Arizona repeals law prohibiting teachers from promoting ‘homosexual lifestyle’
Arizona lawmakers repealed a year-old law that restricted teachers from providing students with an LGBTQ-inclusive health education. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey R signed the repeal bill into law on Thursday, just hours after it passed the state Senate.
The non-birth mother in a lesbian couple risks the loss of the child she has parented. Arizona does not allow a same sex couple to adopt, so careful provisions must be made by LGBT couples parenting children. When one member of a same sex couple dies, the family of the deceased partner sometimes takes control of the body and sometimes bars attendance of the partner at the funeral. When one member of a same sex couple dies, the family of the deceased partner sometimes bullies its way into the home and seizes personal property of the decedent.