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 The state's sodomy laws were repealed in 2001 with the passage of the Arizona Equity Act.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.

The group behind the protest is asking Phoenix Pride to use its power and influence to assist undocumented LGBT people who are held in detention centers. 

April 03 2017 8:40 PM

In the midst of protests, a mother in Arizona was deported to Mexico after a routine appointment. 

February 10 2017 3:03 PM

Support for LGBT people was a visible part of the Phoenix, Arizona march on Saturday.

January 22 2017 11:38 AM

With a long history of fighting discrimination from all sides, this close community is well-prepared for whatever the president-elect might bring.

December 06 2016 6:34 AM

Selena the drag queen is taking an unconvential approach to convince people to go out and vote. 

November 05 2016 7:01 PM

Physician Matt Heinz says his Republican opponent doesn't represent southern Arizona's values.

November 02 2016 10:46 AM
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