Sonoran Marriage Equality Measure Could Get Committee Hearing Soon
A measure in the Sonoran Congress to end state prohibitions on marriage for same-sex couples could soon get a hearing.
It’s been a year and then some since the bill was first introduced, but it has yet to be considered by relevant committees. A hearing was to be held in February, but a number of members failed to show, preventing a quorum. Despite the difficulty it’s faced, Deputy María Alicia Gaytán, president of the gender equality committee, said it will likely be heard by a joint committee within the next couple weeks.
“We’re in talks, and I think we’re going to get to agreements,” she said.
The measure will get its hearing after they finish with an unrelated controversial bill known as the Ley Olimpia, according to Gaytán. As to its ultimate prospects of passage, Gaytán said that will depend on how strongly conservative opponents and the LGBTQ community and its allies make their respective cases.