transgender girls, sports, Petersen, Toma, lawsuit, students, judge, birth certificates
Jul 25, 2023

Top GOP lawmakers argue medical condition entitles state to prohibit transgender girls from playing girls’ sports

The state's top Republican lawmakers contend that it is a medical condition and not a discriminatory state law that entitles Arizona to bar transgender girls from participating in girls’ sports.

LGBTQ, Supreme Court, Arizona, Colorado
Jul 18, 2023

Arizona advocates fear long-term impact of court’s discrimination ruling

Advocates say a Supreme Court ruling that struck down anti-discrimination protections will likely have little immediate impact in Arizona – beyond confusion – but they worry it opens the door to abuses down the road.

transgender girls sports, Horne,
May 19, 2023

Horne urges judge to dismiss transgender girls’ bid to void law tied to sports

Arizona's school chief is urging a judge to dismiss a bid by two transgender girls to void a new state law that prohibits them from playing on teams designated for girls.

Hobbs, Ducey, governor, antidiscrimination, Napolitano, Cathi Herrod, Center for Arizona Policy, Human Rights Coalition
Jan 3, 2023

Hobbs orders agencies to eliminate all barriers that restrict employment

Newly sworn-in Gov. Katie Hobbs did something on her first day in office on Tuesday that hasn't been done since the last time Arizona had a Democratic governor: shield more Arizonans from discrimination -- at least in state government.

Hobbs, Lake, governor, debate
Nov 16, 2021

Hobbs damaged by Senate staffer verdict

A federal judge Tuesday denied a bid by the Senate to overturn a $2.75 million discrimination award against the Senate, leaving Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and state Democrats scrambling to blunt the effects of the verdict on her gubernatorial ambitions. 

Mar 25, 2020

Judge gives Senate new trial on retaliation claim

The state Senate will get a new chance to escape at least some of the financial penalty imposed over the firing of a staffer.

Feb 2, 2020

Brnovich leads push to overturn Colorado anti-discrimination law

Arizona's top prosecutor is urging a federal appeals court to allow a Colorado woman and the company she owns to refuse to design a web site for a same-sex wedding.

lawsuit, Pima County, apartment, fatal shooting
Nov 15, 2019

Peeved judge orders fired Senate staffer, chamber to negotiate reinstatement

Fired state Senate employee Talonya Adams and an attorney for the Senate must spend Monday morning holed up in a room together to work out the details of Adams’ reinstatement, and not come out until they reach an agreement, an exasperated federal judge ordered Friday.

Oct 18, 2019

Senate staffer who won discrimination suit wants job back

A fired Senate staffer said Friday she hopes to go back to work even though it would mean working with – and for – some of the same people who a federal court jury said discriminated against her.

Sep 17, 2019

Supreme Court got it right, Phoenix violated speech rights

A state court isn’t typically where you’d turn for a dose of inspirational poetry. But once in a while, there’s an exception to every rule. For anyone interested in freedom, the Arizona Supreme Court’s majority decision in Brush & Nib Studio v. City of Phoenix is music to the ears.

Sep 16, 2019

Court: First Amendment trumps anti-discrimination ordinance

The Arizona Supreme Court says it’s not illegal for business owners to discriminate against a same-sex couple if it is against one’s religious beliefs.

Sep 14, 2019

Arizona Supreme Court to rule on discrimination case Monday

The Arizona Supreme Court will decide Monday how much leeway − if any − business owners have to refuse to serve certain customers based on religious beliefs. Officially the case is whether the city of Phoenix can enforce its ordinance which makes it illegal to discriminate in providing goods or services at places of public […]