Arizona

News from within the borders of Arizona and the fight for equality there. The state's sodomy laws were repealed in 2001 with the passage of the Arizona Equity Act. Arizona voters amended their state constitution to ban same-sex marriage in 2008, approving Proposition 102, which stated, "Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state." Past and present challenges include hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples.
Guatemalan Trans Woman Released After Harrowing Six Months in Immigration Detention

Trans Woman Released After 6 Months in Immigration Detention

Nicoll Hernández-Polanco's experiences of sexual assault and solitary confinement are a prime example of how the immigration system mistreats trans women, say advocates.

Op-ed: Five Years After SB 1070, Still Undocumented and Queer

Op-ed: 5 Years After SB 1070, Still Undocumented and Queer

Arizona's infamous anti-immigrant law was signed into law on April 23, 2010 and ought to be a warning about legalized discrimination.

Phoenix Drops 'Walking While Trans' Charges Against Monica Jones

Phoenix Drops 'Walking While Trans' Charges for Monica Jones

While Monica Jones and her supporters are celebrating the end of her legal battle, they say the decision has allowed Phoenix to avoid a constitutional challenge to its vague 'manifesting prostitution' laws.

Arizona Appeals Court Overturns Monica Jones's Conviction for 'Walking While Trans'

Conviction for 'Walking While Trans' Gets Overturned

As Monica Jones and her supporters celebrate this victory, the prominent activist says work still remains to vacate her charges and remove unfair laws from the books entirely.

Detained Trans Immigrant Marichuy Gamino to Be Released

Detained Trans Immigrant to Be Released 

Activists are rejoicing that the transgender asylum-seeker from Mexico, who was reportedly raped and placed in solitary confinement this past year, will be freed — but say there are many more who need help.

WATCH: Ariz. Activist Convicted of 'Walking While Trans' Will Appeal

WATCH: Ariz. Activist Convicted of 'Walking While Trans' Will Appeal

After being found guilty of 'manifesting prostitution,' advocate Monica Jones is pushing back against the law that she contends is unconstitutionally vague and targets trans women of color.

WATCH: Ariz. Wedding Planner Refuses Lesbian Couple

WATCH: Ariz. Wedding Planner Refuses Lesbian Couple

A same-sex couple in Phoenix has turned to the media after a wedding planning service declined to marry the two women, citing religious beliefs.

Op-ed: My Parents Fought for Their Marriage Like I Fight for Mine

Op-ed: Like My Parents, I'm Fighting for My Marriage

In 1967, one woman saw her parents' marriage become legal overnight.

PHOTOS: The First Weddings in Arizona

PHOTOS: The First Weddings in Arizona

A ruling on Friday that Arizona's marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution cleared the way for these joyful images. 

BREAKING: Wyo. Won't Appeal Marriage Equality
October 20 2014 7:48 PM ET

Wyoming Won't Appeal Marriage Equality

Same-sex couples can begin marrying Tuesday morning.

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