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Same-Sex Unions in Arizona OK for Federal Benefits

Gay, lesbian couples who get married in state can now get Social Security; 5 other states also recognized by US government.

Navajo Council Changes Language Law for Candidates

Native fluency won't be required for presidential candidate Chris Deschene if current nation president signs bill.

METRO WEEK: Gay Marriage Legalized in Arizona

Plus: Tucson, Yuma congressional race candidates leave little room for agreement.

AZ WEEK: Tucson Couples, Clergy Celebrate Gay Marriage Ruling

Just hours after federal judge struck down ban, many headed to Pima County courthouse to legalize their union.

Jennifer Shelton, left, and Katherine Harrison got their wedding license at the Pima County Courthouse in Tucson in October 2014, hours after gay marriage was legalized in Arizona.

Gay Marriage in Arizona Legal; Tucson, Phoenix Couples Wed

Attorney General Horne says state will not appeal federal judge's decision saying same-sex unions ban in state is unconstitutional.

State Attorneys in Gay Marriage Challenge Agree Ban Unconstitutional

Lawyers representing Arizona cited last week's appeals court ruling striking down prohibitions in Idaho, Nevada.

Appeals Court Strikes Down Law Denying Bail to Some Illegal Immigrants

9th Circuit says legislation violates due-process rights; targeted undocumented people charged with felonies.

Parties File Settlement Agreement in Arizona Prisons Health Care Suit

ACLU officials say federal court case will lead to improved health care, mental health treatment for inmates in solitary.

Judge: Appellate Gay Marriage Decision Can Affect AZ Ban

Tuesday ruling said same-sex union prohibition in 2 states was unconstitutional; 2 state challenges still pending.

Recent Federal Decisions on Gay Marriage Could Affect AZ's Ban

US Supreme Court, Appeals Court rulings favoring unconstitutionality may foreshadow future of same-sex marriage in Arizona.

Pima County Attorney Launches Wrongful Convictions Unit

Regretful that innocent men, women are stripped of freedom for crimes they didn't commit, program head says.

Border Agent Seen Punching Migrant Teen Unpunished for Months

US Attorney's Office declined to prosecute earlier this year; aggravated assault case is now in hands of Santa Cruz County.

Flowing Wells Latest to Add Gender Identity to Non-Discrimination Policy

School district hopes to equip teachers, counselors, others with tools to best accommodate transgender, gender creative students.

Obama Administration Spending $4M on Attorneys for Migrant Kids

Health, Human Services says it is first time office provides money for direct legal representation for immigrants.

Feds: AZ Can't Deny Driver's Licenses to Dreamers

US Dept. of Justice urges court to reject Brewer's appeal of ruling that blocks policy.

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Maricopa Officials Revive Request to Enforce AZ's Smuggling Law

County asks judge to ignore Obama administration's demand to ban charging immigrants who pay to be brought into US illegally.

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