What the Respect for Marriage Act means for same-sex marriages in Arizona

Stefanie Lindquist, a professor of law and political science at Arizona State University, and executive director of the Center for Constitutional Design at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, spoke with Mark Brodie from KJZZ radio to explain how the “Respect for Marriage Act” applies to Arizona.

The measure codifies protections for same-sex marriage into law, while also including some religious freedom provisions. The federal legislation comes in the wake of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the U.S. Supreme Court Decision overturning Roe v. Wade; in his concurring opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas suggested the high court’s decision allowing same-sex marriage should also be overturned.