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Gay Marriage in Arizona: Lawsuit Challenges Ban

Four same-sex couples filed a lawsuit against Arizona's gay marriage ban in federal court this January.

The lawsuit argues that Arizona's gay marriage ban violates the couples' constitutional rights to equal protection and due process. The same-sex couples who initiated the lawsuit allege that Arizona wrongfully denied their spousal privileges, like pension benefits and survivorship rights, according to the Associated Press.

How does Arizona's gay marriage lawsuit compare to the ones in other states?