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 The state's sodomy laws were repealed in 2001 with the passage of the Arizona Equity Act.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

Tony Navarrete, a founding member of the legislature's LGBTQ+ caucus, maintains his innocence but says he's resigning to focus on his defense.

August 12 2021 4:01 PM

Sen. Otoniel “Tony” Navarrete is a member of the Arizona legislature's LGBTQ Caucus.

August 07 2021 8:17 PM

The out Arizona legislator — who gained a national profile after helping save Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's life — is now running for Congress.

May 20 2021 6:57 PM

There probably isn't enough time to consider it, says its sponsor, Sen. Kelli Stargel. Meanwhile, Arizona's governor vetoes an anti-LGBTQ+ bill.

April 21 2021 2:31 PM

Will Gov. Doug Burgum of North Dakota (pictured) break with his fellow Republicans to veto homophobic and transphobic bills?

April 15 2021 9:56 PM

Over 11,000 signatures were gathered to reverse Mesa's newly enacted protections.

April 07 2021 5:22 PM

State Reps. John Fillmore and Kevin Payne are facing ethics complaints for their remarks.

February 12 2021 2:56 PM