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Arizona

Families

Father’s Day On Our Radar – Roger and Steven Ham – Fathers of Fourteen

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:32 AM June 15, 2014
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They thought they’d see if anyone would let them adopt one child. Now they have fourteen. On this Father’s Day, Roger and Steven Ham are On Our Radar.

Actions

Border Patrol Installs Beacons To Rescue Immigrants Crossing From Mexico

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:28 PM May 1, 2014
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The U.S. Border patrol has a new humanitarian plan to rescue immigrants who become endangered during the harsh desert walk between Mexico and Arizona.

Families

We Are Family: Two Dads Adopt Twelve Kids

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:00 PM April 17, 2014
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VIDEO: How do two gay men end up the fathers of a dozen kids? “We had to fight to get them,” says Roger. “We had to fight to get them all,” says Steven.

News

Listen To How Double-Talking Rick Santorum Explains The Arizona Anti-Gay Bill (Video)

by David Badash ● 2:30 PM March 7, 2014
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If the sky were blue, good ole’ anti-gay Rick Santorum would try to convince you it was grey. Or green.

News

AZ Lawmaker Running For Congress: ‘I’m Gay, I’m A Latino, And I’m A State Senator’

by David Badash ● 1:58 PM March 5, 2014
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“I’m gay, I’m a Latino, and I’m a senator. And it’s okay.” Arizona state senator Steve Gallardo told reporters today.

Discrimination

Only One In Five In Arizona Supported Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

by David Badash ● 6:23 PM March 4, 2014
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Jan Brewer made the right choice — for whatever reason — in vetoing SB-1062, the anti-gay so-called “religious freedom” bill that had the nation on edge last week.

Coming Out

On Our Radar — Demion Clinco Comes Out

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 4:23 PM March 2, 2014
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What we thought we saw in Arizona this week, was not what actually happened. Today, Arizona State Representative Demion Clinco is On Our Radar.

Discrimination

New Arizona GOP Bill Would Allow Judges To Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples

by David Badash ● 3:54 PM February 28, 2014
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Arizona House Republicans in two committees have now passed yet another anti-gay discriminatory bill shrouded in “religious freedom.”

News

Colbert: With AZ Veto, All Straights ‘Legally Required To Make Wedding Cakes’ For Gays

by David Badash ● 8:53 AM February 28, 2014
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Stephen Colbert satirically quips that now “all straight people are now legally required to make wedding cakes for gay people.”

Discrimination

Religious Rights On ‘Collision Course With Gay Rights’ Rants Catholic Activist (Video)

by David Badash ● 11:15 AM February 27, 2014
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Bill Donohue was in full anti-gay force this morning, spewing lies and telling half truths, talking about gay people, discrimination, and the veto of SB-1062.

Civil Rights

Chris Hayes: If You Opposed SB-1062 You Should Support Same-Sex Marriage (Video)

by David Badash ● 8:07 AM February 27, 2014
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Chris Hayes calls out the GOP for performing a bit of “tolerance theater” by opposing SB-1062. But if you oppose individuals discriminating against LGBT people, how is is right to allow the government to?

News

Breaking: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

by David Badash ● 7:51 PM February 26, 2014
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GOP governor Jan Brewer tonight put an end to the national debate by vetoing Arizona’s highly-controversial anti-gay legislation.

News

Watch: John Kerry Says Supreme Court Would Rule AZ Anti-Gay Bill Unconstitutional

by David Badash ● 1:31 PM February 26, 2014
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John Kerry says that he’s sure the U.S. Supreme Court would rule Arizona’s anti-gay “religious freedom” bill unconstitutional.

Bigotry Watch

Watch: AZ Anti-Gay Bill ‘Has Nothing To Do’ With Anti-Gay Discrimination Says Bill’s Sponsor

by David Badash ● 8:07 AM February 26, 2014
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In a stunning distortion of the genesis and intent of Arizona’s anti-gay “license to discriminate” bill, the sponsor of SB-1062 says it “has nothing to do” with anti-gay discrimination.