Arizona law allows people to be convicted of soliciting sex with a child even if there never was any child to begin with, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.Read More »
Arizona, other states retaliate against ‘revenge porn’
Sparked by a new law approved by the California legislature this fall, Arizona is one of several states where lawmakers are proposing bills to criminalize “revenge porn.”
After adding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and disabled residents to the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance in February, Phoenix earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.Read More »
Rep. Debbie Lesko will challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Rick Murphy in Legislative District 21, citing concerns that his ongoing “personal struggles” could cost the GOP a seat in the Arizona Senate.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Arizona Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake joined an overwhelming majority of senators Thursday to pass a bill banning workplace discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation or gender identity.Read More »
An Arizona appellate court has ruled that Native Americans living on tribal reservations generally can't be prosecuted under state law for failing to register as sex offenders.Read More »
Sedona has become the fourth Arizona city to recognize same-sex civil unions.Read More »
Sex, money, the Bible and the U.S. Constitution are some of the subjects lawmakers are proposing this session to be taught in Arizona classrooms.
Most of the bills come from Republicans inspired by personal experiences, and they manage to reconcile their proposed classroom mandates with the principles of small government and local control of curriculum.
Despite Rep. Steve Montenegro’s calling his HB2635 “something we can all agree on,” the bill, which would outlaw abortions based solely on the sex or race of the fetuses, sparked nearly an hour of debate Wednesday in the House Health and Human Services Committee.Read More »