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 The state's sodomy laws were repealed in 2001 with the passage of the Arizona Equity Act.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

Sinema, the bi senator who’s disappointed many of her fellow Democrats, gave a speech promoting her supposed bipartisanship at the McConnell Center Monday. 

September 26 2022 2:50 PM

Baptist anti-LGBTQ+ preacher Steven Anderson warned that gays and lesbians would try to fool people into sexual temptation by getting them drunk.

August 25 2022 5:22 PM

Juliette Kayyem, one of the world's foremost experts in terrorism, says rhetoric from agitators online has inspired predictable acts of violence.

August 16 2022 4:02 PM

Ethan Schmidt-Crockett, who often posts homophobic content on social media, is a supporter of Arizona Republican governor nominee Kari Lake.

August 06 2022 10:30 AM

Lake recently attacked drag queens as “groomers” and dangerous for children.

August 05 2022 10:30 AM

Phoenix drag star Richard Stevens has accused Lake, a former fan, of going after the LGBTQ+ community only for political gain. 

June 21 2022 4:00 PM
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