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Fred McQuire and George Martinez in a wedding-day photo from July.  (Photo courtesy of Lambda Legal)

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Gay widower wins 'spouse' ruling in Arizona, will still lose house

In what could be the first crack in the state's ban on gay marriage, a federal judge on Friday ordered the state to issue a death certificate for George Martinez that lists Green Valley resident Fred McQuire as his legal spouse.

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Gay widower wins 'spouse' ruling in Arizona, will still lose house

In what could be the first crack in the state's ban on gay marriage, a federal judge on Friday ordered the state to issue a death certificate for George Martinez that lists Green Valley resident Fred McQuire as his legal spouse.