Federal judge orders Arizona to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriage

A fed­er­al judge in Ari­zona has ordered the state to re­cog­nize the mar­riage of a same-sex couple who wed in Cali­for­nia earli­er this year. Fred Mc­Quire mar­ried George Mar­tinez in Ju­ly, but Mar­tinez died of a ter­min­al ill­ness. Fri­day’s rul­ing forces Ari­zona of­fi­cials to re­cog­nize Mc­Quire as his spouse, but the state’s ban on same-sex mar­riages re­mains in tact.