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 The state's sodomy laws were repealed in 2001 with the passage of the Arizona Equity Act.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

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

February 12 2021 2:56 PM

The Maricopa County Republicans will vote on censuring John McCain's widow later this month.

January 11 2021 5:46 PM

Sinema has been wearing colorful wigs to make a point about social distancing, but a right-wing commentator thought it wasn't appropriate for a senator.

July 21 2020 8:34 PM

It's unconstitutional to deny benefits to spouses who weren't married for at least nine months because of state bans, a federal court ruled.

May 28 2020 2:37 PM

One politician ends her effort to ban any mention of homosexuality in sex education, while another tries to enforce pronoun usage.

January 10 2020 2:13 PM

The court said Brush & Nib Studio can refuse to create custom invitations for same-sex weddings without violating Phoenix's nondiscrimination law.

September 16 2019 4:49 PM

“Alcoholism is harmful too, but we don’t see groups promoting alcoholism.”

August 15 2019 11:40 AM
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