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Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Don’t abandon Arizona to right-wing extremist Republicans

Arizona Senate Bill 1062 was not a defense of the religious. The legislation, which would have permitted discrimination based on religious belief, was a weapon whipped up in a desperate grasp for power by those who interpret change as a personal assault.

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Congressional delegation weighs in on Arizona's controversial bill

We asked Arizona’s congressional delegation, and candidates for Congress, for their thoughts on SB 1062, the Arizona legislation that would allow businesses to refuse service to people based on religious beliefs. The legislation passed the state House and Senate, and is awaiting a decision f…

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Business leaders ask Brewer to veto law allowing denial of services

Business leaders ask Brewer to veto law allowing denial of services

PHOENIX — Saying the legislation would be “unbelievably damaging” to the state, business and economic development leaders are urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation expanding the ability of businesses to evoke religion to deny services to gays and perhaps others.

February 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Law allowing businesses to turn away gays goes to governor

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer is going to get the last word on whether Arizona business owners can cite their religion as a reason to turn away gays — and maybe others.

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Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Not so concerned with bigots' discomfort

Football player Michael Sam’s statement that he’s gay shouldn’t be news. In the world of sports, though, an announcement like that gets attention because even if being gay isn’t unusual, talking about it is.

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Gay marriage petition drive shuts down

PHOENIX — Facing a splintered gay-rights community, supporters of legalizing same-sex weddings in Arizona have pulled the plug on putting the issue to voters next year.

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Patrick Finley: Time is right for gay athletes

Patrick Finley: Time is right for gay athletes

If free agent Jason Collins, right, signs with another NBA team, it would prove players can coexist with an openly gay teammate and fans can cheer for one.

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Patrick Finley: Time is right for gay athletes

Patrick Finley: Time is right for gay athletes

I smiled when I read this line in Jason Collins' first-person Sports Illustrated account.

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Arizona bathroom gender bill revised to give business owners immunity

PHOENIX - Hoping to blunt opposition, a Fountain Hills Republican on Monday scaled back his measure aimed at who can use which bathroom.

March 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Show your birth certificate before using that restroom

Show your birth certificate before using that restroom

PHOENIX - If you think you might need to use a public restroom while you're out and about, you might want to make sure you have your birth certificate handy.

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Justices urged not to intercede in Ariz. partner-benefits case

PHOENIX - Attorneys representing some gay state and university workers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Gov. Jan Brewer's bid to immediately slash domestic-partner benefits "unworthy."

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Romney denies targeting classmates for being gay

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney apologized Thursday for “stupid” high school pranks that may have gone too far and moved quickly to stamp out any notion that he bullied schoolmates because they were gay.

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NH bill would allow service refusal to gay couples

CONCORD, N.H. — People could refuse to provide accommodations, goods or services to gay couples getting married in New Hampshire under legislation being considered by the House.

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Cards post 38th straight sellout

Cards post 38th straight sellout

TEMPE — The Cardinals' game against the Panthers on Sunday has sold out.

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Cards post 38th straight sellout

Cards post 38th straight sellout

 

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Ballet Tucson gala features principal dancers from NYC

Ballet Tucson gala features principal dancers from NYC

Ballet Tucson hopes to sparkle Saturday night at the opening gala for its 24th season.

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