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 The state's sodomy laws were repealed in 2001 with the passage of the Arizona Equity Act.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 former Arizona sheriff, who has a history of racial profiling and mistreatment of prisoners, may end up running against bi candidate Kyrsten Sinema.

January 09 2018 3:23 PM

The stridently homophobic, racist, and misogynist Arizona GOP congressman is resigning, with rumors swirling of inappropriate behavior on his part.

December 07 2017 5:45 PM

Arizona senator Jeff Flake announced he's retiring, which improves the chances of Kyrsten Sinema capturing his seat next year. 

October 25 2017 2:39 PM

The Arizona congresswoman, seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, was the first openly bisexual House member and would be the first out bi senator.

September 30 2017 3:04 AM

"Sassy Gay Republican" Alex Newman eventually found out workers' comp would cover his medical costs, but he continued crowdfunding to replace his car.

September 22 2017 7:48 PM

The longtime sheriff of Maricopa County had persisted in ordering hunts for undocumented immigrants after a federal judge ordered him not to.

July 31 2017 5:55 PM

The 26-year-old man was a former client of the one.n.ten youth center.

July 30 2017 2:59 PM
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