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Unwilling to wait for a 2016 vote, advocates for same-sex marriage asked a federal judge Thursday to rule the state's ban is illegal.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's staff worked with proponents of a bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays before the legislation was introduced in January, according to emails released by her office.
Three out of four Arizonans support the right of gays to at least form civil unions, if not to wed outright.
Few shifts in American customs and politics will ever equal the one launched a brief eight years ago by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community. Considering the alternative lifestyle population makes up less than 4 percent of our nation (Williams Institute), their success is even more remarkable.
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.
Despite the gubernatorial veto of legislation billed as promoting religious freedom, the Center for Arizona Policy has a long history of getting lawmakers and governors – at least Republican governors – to do what it wants.
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.
An attorney for the state wants a judge to throw out a bid by several gay couples to allow them to marry.
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.
Perhaps no living poet other than Maya Angelou shares the same respect as Nikki Giovanni.
Rejecting claims it will lead to discrimination, a House panel voted 5-2 Tuesday to give individuals and the businesses they own more rights to refuse to provide services based on their religious beliefs.
“No need to try and get in touch with Senator McCain at the Republican Headquarters since I believe they are forwarding his calls to the Democrats. After hours, try the George & Dragon Pub, where he’s often seen wearing a Union Jack and tweeting with the hashtag #ILOVBENEDICT- ARNOLD. So says my conservative neighbor.”
Four couples filed suit Monday in a bid to void Arizona's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages.
A state lawmaker who also is a pastor unveiled legislation Friday designed to protect him and others religious leaders from being forced to marry same-sex couples.
Everyone has done a list of the Top 10 events of the past year.
From the perspectives of economic growth and city government, 2013 was a “banner year” for Chandler. That is how Mayor Jay Tibshraeny described it.
Looking for a terrific book to read during your holiday travels? Pick up “How the West Really Lost God.” It’s an insightful look at the link between the decline of the family and Christian religions in the Western World; a social shift that has touched every one of us.
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.
Nelda Majors, left, and Karen Bailey, who have been together for 55 years, explain Tuesday why they want the right after all these years to marry, including parental rights. Backers of a proposed 2016 ballot measure to legalize gay marriage hope that stories like this provide the margin for victory at the polls. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
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 — 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.
If you’re a couple of decades old you might remember the Pulliam Family, longtime owners of Arizona’s 123-year-old newspaper. When the family sold the Arizona Republic to Gannett in 2000, there was talk then of the possible loss of loyalty towards readers. “Would a corporation put community service before profits?” Lifelong readers, like myself, have watched with sinking hearts.