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The push for gay marriage hasn’t been smooth sailing everywhere. In Arizona, a petition drive to overturn that state’s voter-passed marriage amendment and permit gay marriage was recently suspended.

Equal Marriage Arizona was planning to put a ballot measure before voters, asking to change the state constitution to say marriage was between “two persons” instead of “man and woman.” A second sentence would have provided protections to religious institutions. But the Arizona ballot campaign was suspended due to timing and organization, campaign leader Warren Meyer said. National gay rights leaders “don’t want a failure in 2014 to hurt momentum,” he told Capitol Media Services.