Tuesday, May 13, 2008

CAP: Marriage amendment passes house

Breaking News - Marriage Amendment Passes House!

Marriage Amendment Passed. The Arizona House of Representatives overcame a desperate technical maneuver by opponents and voted 33-25 to place the marriage amendment on the November 2008 ballot! SCR 1042 simply states, "Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state."

SCR 1042 now awaits a final vote in the Senate. To be referred to the ballot, this measure will not require action by the Governor.

Thank you for continuing to stand with us as we work to let you vote on the definition of marriage for Arizona! Pray for our legislative efforts to be successful.

Patient Care Bill Passes Senate. Today the Senate voted 17-9 to pass HB 2823, which helps protect patients who cannot communicate their wishes. This bill is based on the real-life story of Jesse Ramirez and requires the court to issue an order to restore food and fluid to a patient if it has been improperly removed. The Senate recognized Jesse and his family, who were present in the gallery for the vote. The bill now goes to the House for a final vote.

CAP will continue to keep you posted on the latest from the Capitol! Check the latest status of all our bills with our Bill Status tool.

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