Equality Arizona

Statement from EQAZ board co-chairs on SCOTUS marriage equality ruling

Media contact:
Catherine Alonzo


PHOENIX – Today Equality Arizona Co-Chairs Catherine Alonzo and Nathan Rhoton released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges, and the constitutionality of marriage equality:

“The Supreme Court’s historic decision today is cause for true celebration for LGBT Americans who want what any other couple wants – to recognize their love equally in the eyes of the law. We celebrate this historic moment with our community, coalition members and allies.

“In Arizona today, and in many states around the country, someone can legally marry their partner on Saturday and get fired on Monday – for being just who they are. We must fight for equal protections from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. It is why we stand with the Competitive Arizona Coalition to educate and advocate for the need for statewide protections for every Arizonan. With the majority of the country now supporting full equality, we must demand a world where people won’t be discriminated against because of who they are or who they love.”


Equality Arizona is a statewide advocacy organization for full and equal rights for the LGBTQ community. We educate about and advocate for equal protections for every Arizonan and provide information, resources and support services for LGBTQ Arizonans.

Equality Arizona is a part of the Competitive Arizona Coalition. Join us for a press conference this morning. 


Competitive Arizona
The Very Reverend Troy Mendez, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Karen Bailey and Nelda Majors, Plaintiff  in Arizona Marriage Equality Case

Competitive Arizona to host a press conference on the historic Supreme Court marriage ruling along with faith leaders, LGBT couples, and the business community to discuss what it means for Arizona, families, and the next steps in the equality movement.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
100 West Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

10:30 a.m.
Friday, June 26th, 2015

About Competitive Arizona:
Competitive Arizona is a coalition of businesses and individuals working to grow and promote economic development in Arizona through equality and inclusion for all Arizonans, including gay and transgender people, in employment, housing, and public accommodations.