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Arizona Gay Rights

Michele Bachmann Didn't Care for Religious Tolerance Until AZ Law

Cathy Reisenwitz | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Cathy Reisenwitz

What seems to upset Bachmann is that America is waking up to the fact that a culture which used to dominate, the one where it's cool to discriminate against gays and pretend the Jim Crow south was fun and make racist jokes is losing ground.

The Religious Right to Discriminate?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Many religious leaders have boldly objected to the spurious use of religion to justify bigotry and discrimination. At the core of religion is a celebration of human dignity, uniqueness and diversity. Each person in his and her own way is created in the image of the Divine.

Arizona: Home o' Phobia

Jonathan Richards | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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We're Now Congratulating Common Sense

Vin Testa | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Vin Testa

Sure, it's a victory in the smallest sense of the word, but is it worth celebrating the fact that the road to this veto was even taken?

Arizona Bakeries May Have To Prep 'Phallic' Cakes For Gay Weddings, Tea Party Pundit Claims

Posted 02.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer might have vetoed controversial legislation that would have permitted business owners to turn away lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...

Are They Even Talking About The Same Story?

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 02.26.2014 | Media

Most media organizations took to Twitter and mobile alerts to report that Gov. Jan Brewer (R) vetoed an Arizona bill that would have allowed businesse...

God Hearts Queers! (The Bible Tells Me So): A Response to AZ Senate Bill 1062

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

As the State Senate and Governor of Arizona consider allowing "religious freedom" to deny goods and services to people who identify as gay or lesbian, why not revisit what the religion of those seeking to legalize discrimination really teaches?

Fox's Erick Erickson: Gay-Friendly Businesses Are 'Aiding and Abetting' the 'Sin' of Homosexuality

Bob Cesca | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Religious people clearly have the right to practice their own religion, but they're not allowed to discriminate against people because of who they are. This isn't a matter of "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Dice," it's a matter of constructing a second class of citizens whose choices would be limited because of who they love.

Arizona Bill Makes Gay Porn Shop For Straights Only A Reality

Posted 02.26.2014 | Comedy

Since Arizona passed SB-1062, a bill that allows businesses to discriminate against gay people based on the grounds of religious freedom, it has clear...

Help!: I Feel Overwhelmed By Arizona

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 04.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Ken Schneck, PhD

What lies at the root of my anxiety is what I now understand to be a deadly combination of extreme information sharing and ambiguous calls to action.

Gay Rights Advocates Are 'Jack-Booted, Homo-Fascist Thugs,' According To Pundit

Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer chimed in on Arizona's controversial anti-gay bill this week, once again comparing lesbian, gay, bisex...

LGBT Rights Advocates Rally Against Controversial Arizona Bill

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Hundreds of activists rallied in Arizona on Friday to protest the passage of a bill that would let vendors deny service to gay customers on religious ...

The Great Christian and Homosexual Divide

Shane Jordan | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion
Shane Jordan

Most people would agree that the point of Christianity is to be Christ-like. For anyone who doesn't know or who hasn't cracked open the Bible or history book for that matter, Jesus Christ was not a hater.

Gay Rights Groups Oppose Religious Protection Bill

AP | By BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — Four years after igniting a national uproar over immigration, the Arizona Legislature has jumped into the battle over gay rights with...

GOP Congressman's Gay Son On Father's Anti-Marriage Equality Stance, Reparative Therapy

Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices

The openly gay son of Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) spoke at length about his father's controversial opposition of same-sex marriage as well as his perso...

Meet The Amazing Gay Dads Who Are Raising 12 Kids

Posted 08.14.2012 | Gay Voices

Though they reside in a state where same-sex couples can't wed or adopt, two Arizona-based gay fathers are making national headlines after successfull...

WATCH: Lesbian Couple Told To 'Get A Room' By Restaurant Manager After Kissing During Romantic Dinner

Posted 02.29.2012 | Gay Voices

A Phoenix-based lesbian couple is crying foul after being told to "get a room" by a hotel restaurant manager during a romantic dinner. The Arizona...

Judge BLOCKS Arizona Law That Would Eliminate Domestic Partner Benefits For Gay State Workers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — A federal judge is blocking Arizona from implementing a state law that eliminates domestic partner benefits for gay and lesbian state ...