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Three out of four Arizonans support the right of gays to at least form civil unions, if not to wed outright.
For years Cathi Herrod and her Center for Arizona Policy have flexed their political muscles and pushed through legislation that represented what she calls “fundamental principles,” often those espoused in the Bible.
As the veto of SB 1062 proved, not everything that the Center for Arizona policy wants gets enacted. But the organization also has sometimes – though not often – found itself railing unsuccessfully against legislative support for changes in law.
Rejecting last minute pleas from supporters, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed late Wednesday controversial legislation billed as protecting religious freedom.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was holding a series of private meetings Wednesday with opponents and proponents of legislation adding protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, a proposal that has focused national attention on the state as business groups, gay rights supporters and even many fellow Republicans urged her to use her veto power.
Gov. Jan Brewer returned to Arizona on Tuesday and faced a pressing decision about a bill on her desk that has prompted a national debate over religious and gay rights.
The last gasp of the Religious Right.
Republican Gov. Jan Brewer faced intensifying pressure Monday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own party to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians.
Gov. Jan Brewer returns to work Tuesday to face a rising chorus of Republican and business voices urging her to quickly quash SB 1062.
A controversial bill passed by the Arizona Legislature has sparked conversation and debate across the nation.
Saying the legislation would be “unbelievably damaging” to the state, the head of a major economic development group is urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation expanding the ability of businesses to use their religion to deny services.
Saying they're looking out for women's health, a House panel voted along party lines Thursday to allow unannounced inspections of abortion clinics despite a 1995 court ruling saying they're unconstitutional.
State health officials are implementing new rules that will limit the use of an abortion drug in Arizona and could actually make the procedure more expensive.
Arizona's ban on abortions at 20 weeks is dead.
Everyone has done a list of the Top 10 events of the past year.
PHOENIX — The question of whether Arizonans agree in 2016 to allow gays to wed could depend on how many old people die between now and then, according to a former Republican state attorney general.
PHOENIX — Hoping to create a change in attitudes, various civil rights groups are taking the first steps today to convince Arizonans that letting gays wed would be a good thing.
PHOENIX — Saying legislators acted unconstitutionally, the Arizona Supreme Court on Friday voided a measure designed to give Gov. Jan Brewer and her successors more choices when selecting judges.
PHOENIX — Facing a splintered gay-rights community, supporters of legalizing same-sex weddings in Arizona have pulled the plug on putting the issue to voters next year.
The pair of Supreme Court rulings Wednesday on the issue of gay marriage did leave Arizonans who support the issue with one small victory.
The pair of Supreme Court rulings Wednesday on the issue of same-sex marriage gave gay Arizonans next to nothing -- even if they get legally married elsewhere.
Arizonans may get another chance to decide of whether gays should be able to wed.
Not waiting for formal gubernatorial approval, foes of her Medicaid expansion already are moving to undo at the ballot box and in court what they could not block at the Legislature.
Abortion foes are making a late-session push to allow health inspectors to inspect clinics without a warrant.
Cathi Herrod, president of the Center for Arizona Policy, details plans to allow state health officials to inspect abortion clinics without notice or a warrant. Next to her is Lila Rose, founder of Live Action which secretly videotapes what occurs in these clinics. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)