Organizers of an initiative campaign for a 2014 ballot
measure to legalize gay marriage in Arizona
are dropping that effort in favor of waiting until 2016. The Equal Marriage Campaign says it had
support but that key national advocacy groups withheld backing that was needed
to make a 2014 ballot measure. The
national groups said 2014 didn't provide enough time to rally support for a
state constitutional amendment, and that the larger voter turnout in 2016, a
presidential election year, would help.