transgender girls, sports, Petersen, Toma, lawsuit, students, judge, birth certificates
Aug 11, 2023

Judge will let children sue on behalf of transgender people tied to birth certificates

A federal judge will allow several children to sue on behalf of all transgender people born in Arizona to force the state to change the gender on their birth certificates.

pronouns, bill, Kavanagh, bathrooms
May 15, 2023

Lawmakers approve bill forbidding teachers from calling students by pronoun that doesn’t match biological sex

State lawmakers gave final approval Monday to forbidding teachers from calling students by a pronoun that does not match their biological sex.

Apr 3, 2023

State representative announces she’s nonbinary, gender-nonconforming during debate on pronouns

A state representative announced she identifies as nonbinary, gender-nonconforming on Monday during a House Appropriations Committee discussion of a Republican bill that would prohibit school employees from calling students by their preferred pronouns or a name not listed on their school record without parental consent.

Critical Race Theory, Tom Horne, schools, hotline, social emotional growth
Mar 13, 2023

Arizona schools chief sets up critical race theory hotline

The Arizona Department of Education has launched a hotline for people to report classroom lessons that use critical race theory or emotional support curriculum, concepts that have been the target of conservative outrage in recent years.

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Feb 10, 2023

Native dancers want Arizona gallery owner held on hate crime

Native American dancers who were the target of a Scottsdale gallery owner's racist rant as they were being filmed for Super Bowl week are pushing for hate crime charges.

ESAs, Hobbs, school funding, K-12 education, vouchers, Horne, parents
Jan 27, 2023

Pandemic, culture wars revive ‘school choice’ policy push

With memories fresh from pandemic-era school closures and curriculum battles — particularly over how matters of gender and race are taught — legions of parents are trekking to the marble floors of their state Capitols to fight to create education savings accounts, also known as ESAs. Such accounts exist in Arizona and West Virginia, though Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs argues the dollars would be b[...]

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Jan 18, 2023

Committee takes initial steps towards denying students right to use preferred pronoun

State lawmakers took the first steps Wednesday to denying students the right to be referred to by a pronoun that matches their preferred gender. SB 1001, approved by the Senate Education Committee on a 4-3 party line vote, also would put into law that teachers and other school employees may refer to a student by only his or her given name or a nickname "commonly associated with the student's name [...]

Feb 28, 2022

Erasing LGBTQ from the alphabet

According to the American Civil Liberties Union, there are more than one hundred anti-LGBTQ+ bills moving through legislatures across the country. Arizona is no exception. Numbering among the introduced bills are anti-transgender exclusions, school curriculum restrictions, and religious exemptions for healthcare, adoption, and foster care.  The Arizona GOP has launched a blitz against LGBTQ+ yout[...]

Feb 25, 2022

Anti-LGBTQ+ elected officials in Arizona must stop infringing on our rights as parents

We are parents writing with simple, straightforward requests – stop infringing on our rights as parents to make deeply personal, medical decisions with our children and stop telling them what sports they can play because of their gender identity.   For a legislator, it is a yes/no vote on policy. For us, their vote can make […]

Feb 18, 2022

GOP lawmakers flex political muscle on LGBTQ bills

House Speaker Rusty Bowers still wants a hearing for a bill he is co-sponsoring to ban discrimination against LGBTQ people, even if he has to handpick the committee to get it done.  On Thursday, Bowers joined with the Democrats to vote down a bill that opponents viewed as discriminatory against transgender or nonbinary Arizonans. And […]

Dec 4, 2019

Court erred in declining name change for gender transition

What you want to call yourself legally is no one's business but your own, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

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Jan 25, 2019

Professor sues state for refusing to provide gender reassignment surgery

A University of Arizona professor is suing the state for refusing to pay for surgery he said is medically necessary to fully become a male.