US: Arizona attorneys say same-sex marriage is not valid because couples cannot reproduce

Katie Dupere July 24, 2014
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Arizona attorneys defend the state’s same-sex marriage ban in court documents by saying it is justified because same-sex couples cannot reproduce without the help of a third person.

The documents, filed Wednesday, say the state regulates private relationships to ensure that children are raised by a biological mother and biological father whenever possible.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports that the documents state: “Only man-woman couples are capable of furthering the state’s interest in linking children to both of their biological parents.”

The case, though against the state, is being defended by the Alliance Defending Freedom.

The Alliance Defending Freedom is a self-described “legal ministry” headed by Christian leaders to advocate for religious liberty and opposite-sex marriage.

Earlier this month, both the state of Arizona and gay couples suing the state over its same-sex marriage ban asked a judge to rule in the case without a trial.

In March, same-sex couples in Arizona filed a lawsuit to challenge the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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