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 The state's sodomy laws were repealed in 2001 with the passage of the Arizona Equity Act.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

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (pictured) signed trans-exclusionary sports legislation, as did Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt. Ducey also OK'd health care restrictions.

March 30 2022 6:01 PM Updated

Transgender student-athletes, gender-affirming procedures, and more are the targets of their legislation.

March 25 2022 3:01 PM

It's not only deep-blue areas that elect out candidates — some have succeeded in purple districts, and more are seeking to join them.

March 17 2022 12:00 PM

State Sen. Tyler Pace said he was moved by hearing about treatments that save and improve lives.

February 14 2022 2:01 PM

The report found that the Democratic senator has received funds from known GOP donors and Republican organizations.

February 01 2022 12:45 PM

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