An olive branch of sorts being offered to the gay community by the Mormon Church has advocates on the extremes of both sides here saying there may be grounds for compromise.Read More »
The gay rights movement is going to try to parlay 2014 successes in the courts and Legislature into outlawing discrimination statewide.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said it may be time to consider extending the state’s civil rights laws to gays.Read More »
SB1062 forced the Arizona business community to push back against Republicans in the Legislature and take a more active role in opposing legislation many viewed as bad for business and Arizona’s image. And while maintaining the bill was mischaracterized following the outcry over the intent, some Republican leaders were wary to take on other headline-grabbing controversial measures this year.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in two gay-marriage cases Wednesday signaled the start of Arizona’s next round in marriage politics.Read More »
A Democratic leader has accused the head of an influential evangelical Christian advocacy group of orchestrating the demise of his anti-bullying legislation.Read More »
Combining high unemployment rates, a lack of job security and home foreclosures, potential parents are reconsidering adopting or fostering. And some advocacy groups are worried that a new Arizona law will make it even more difficult for children to find homes.Read More »
This week’s most outstanding utterances, gibes and quips.Read More »
Nick Ray's transition from openly gay to professional advocate for the rights of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgendered people happened during a speech organized by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in 1998.Read More »
As near-daily revelations pour out of the Fiesta Bowl investigation, allegations that lawmakers benefitted from the besmirched bowl game’s largesse may come back to haunt their campaigns.
Among the allegations in a 276-page report — the result of an investigation commissioned by the Fiesta Bowl board of directors — were claims that bowl lobbyists illegally gave football tickets to legislators. In subsequent days, it was learned that Fiesta Bowl trips and gifts that are perfectly legal weren’t listed on many of the lawmakers’ financial disclosure forms.