transgender students, Horne, bathrooms
Sep 18, 2023

Advocates say Horne’s bathroom recommendation ‘others’ transgender students

Jessie Jordan, an 11-year-old at West Elementary School in Coolidge Unified School District, told her mom she wanted to be called a girl when she was 2 years old. Jessie now identifies as a binary gender, wears dresses, has long hair and can practically run a marathon in high heels, said Johanna Jordan, Jessie’s mother. But, when the fifth grader is at school, she uses the nurse’s bathroom, wh[...]

gender reassignment surgery, Toma, Petersen, lawsuit, Toomey
Sep 4, 2023

Petersen and Toma trying to torpedo deal that would lead to state’s obligation to pay for gender-affirming surgery

Top Republican lawmakers are trying to torpedo a deal that would result in a court order that would forever obligate the state to pay for gender-affirming surgery for its employees and dependents.

Jul 4, 2023

3 Arizona girls seek to intervene in lawsuit brought by transgender athlete

Three Arizona mothers of biological girls want to intercede in a federal court case to keep their daughters from having to compete against transgender females. 

gender affirming care, Hobbs, state employees, LGBTQ+
Jun 27, 2023

State employee health plan to cover gender affirming care following executive order

The state employees’ health plan will begin paying for gender affirming care, Gov. Katie Hobbs said on Tuesday.

veto, Hobbs, transgender restrooms, schools, Kavanagh, Hobbs, Marsh
Jun 8, 2023

Hobbs stops attempt to block transgender students’ rights to use preferred restrooms

Arizona won't block transgender students from using restrooms and locker rooms that do not match their biological sex.

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.

transgender girls sports, Petersen, Toma, lawsuit, Utah
May 5, 2023

GOP leaders defend transgender ban in lawsuit

Senate President Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, and House Speaker Ben Toma, R-Peoria, filed a motion to intervene in a federal suit to defend the 2022 law banning transgender girls from participating in girls' sports. 

trans girls, sports, lawsuit
Apr 18, 2023

Transgender girls go to court over Arizona school sports ban

The parents of two transgender girls in Arizona filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a year-old state law banning trans girls from participating in school sports.

Hobbs, Legislature, Toma, Petersen, budget, bills, legislation, education, vouchers, ESA, State of the State
Jan 24, 2023

As session shifts into gear, bipartisan overtures turn to politicking

In the past few weeks, Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs and top Republican lawmakers have engaged in some public mudslinging. 

Apr 1, 2022

Transgender girl angry over new law

Ten-year-old Zoé Anspach has been looking forward to trying out for the girls' soccer team at Kyrene Aprende Middle School in Chandler when she’s done with elementary school.  

Brnovich, abortion, Alliance Defending Freedom, Roe v. Wade, Fonteno, Planned Parenthood Arizona, mifepristone, U.S. District Court, Texas, Arizona,
Mar 30, 2022

Ducey signs abortion, transgender bills

Gov. Doug Ducey on March 30 signed legislation to outlaw virtually all abortions after 15 weeks, preclude transgender girls from participating in women's sports, and make it illegal for doctors to perform "irreversible gender reassignment surgery'' on minors. 

abortion, Arizona Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, personhood, fetus, Miranda, 15 weeks, fetal abnormality, pregnancy, fathers, women, doctors, ACLU
Mar 24, 2022

House sends transgender sports, abortion bills to Ducey

Bills to ban many abortions and restrict transgender youth from getting reassignment surgery or playing on some sports teams are headed to Gov. Ducey’s desk.