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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.
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.
“How many times has the vocal religious minority been on the wrong side of history and had to be dragged kicking and screaming into line with the rest of humanity?”
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.
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.
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.
Do you believe a photographer who identifies as homosexual should be punished for refusing to photograph an event celebrating the Westboro Baptist Church’s hateful ideas? Do you believe a Jewish printer should be threatened for declining to promote a conference criticizing Israel? Do you believe a pacifist should be coerced to paint pro-war posters for a rally? If you believe all these are wrong, you should support Arizona’s SB 1062—because that’s what the bill’s about rather than the things you may have heard.
An attorney for the state wants a judge to throw out a bid by several gay couples to allow them to marry.
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.
President Obama, switching the subject from Obamacare, recently gave a speech describing income inequality as the most significant issue of our time. Advancing inequality “is what drives me”, he said, because it “poses a fundamental threat to American prosperity”.
Is America’s center rising again? It certainly seems that way.
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 — Arizona lawmakers cannot give their residents the right to make their own guns and bullets without federal approval, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.
Gay Arizonans who legally wed to foreigners in other states will be able to use their status to gain a visa and a path to citizenship for their spouses living here even though Arizona won't recognize their union.
“There would be a lot of job openings in this country if every white person who ever said the ‘n’ word and if every black person who ever said the ‘h’ word were fired.”
“Every year it is the same thing. We watch while our state burns, the only thing that changes is the location! When will the environmentalist wackos be arrested and put in jail where they belong. They impede any effort to clean up the forest. They get their lefty judges to erect roadblocks for the least attempt! Just think how much forest would still be here if it had been cleaned up. Now nineteen brave firefighters have paid with their lives! Thanks environmentalists!”
Today, Footsteps Ministries celebrates the Supreme Court’s decisions bringing us closer to the realization of equality for all same gender loving couples. The age of DOMA has now passed, and, in a few weeks, gay weddings will resume in California.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court voided the federal Defense of Marriage Act this morning, but in a way that leaves Arizona free to keep its constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.
Arizonans may get another chance to decide of whether gays should be able to wed.
There was a time when conservative Republicans could get whatever they wanted through the Arizona Legislature.
A new statewide survey suggests that if Arizonans were asked about it today, it's more likely that gay couples would be able to marry here.