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Likely Roe repeal leaves many other rights hanging

Pardon me for speaking out of turn, here. As a man, I have no right to tell women what to do with their bodies. I have no right to tell anyone what to do with their body, for that matter. This is not just about the right to choose or even women's rights, though.... Read more»

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Navajo Nation lawmaker seeks to legalize gay marriage, igniting new debate

A Navajo Nation lawmaker recently introduced legislation to recognize gay and lesbian marriages on the Navajo Nation, potentially legalizing same-sex marriage in one of the nation’s last, biggest holdouts.... Read more»

Analysis

Social media gives support to LGBTQ youth when in-person communities are lacking

Teens today have grown up on the internet, and social media has served as a space where LGBTQ youth in particular can develop their identities.... Read more»

Justices grapple with baker’s denial of service to same-sex couple

Supreme Court justices wrestled Tuesday with the line between art and commerce in the case of a Colorado baker who said making a wedding cake for a same-sex couple would violate his First Amendment rights.... Read more»

FactCheck: Cruz distorts Rubio, Trump stances on gay marriage

Sen. Ted Cruz says Sen. Marco Rubio and Donald Trump believe that the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage “is the settled law of the land and we must … surrender and move on,” accusing them of “repeating Barack Obama’s talking points.” ... Read more»

Report: Gay rights gain ground, but Arizona, other states, still fall short

It’s been a good couple of years for LGBT rights in America, but Arizona has a long way to go in basic quality for gay people, according to a recent Human Rights Campaign report.... Read more»

Grand Canyon U grants benefits to same-sex spouses

A large, private Christian university in Arizona has decided to extend full spousal benefits to the married partners of its gay and lesbian employees despite continued adherence to religious principles reserving marriage solely for heterosexual couples.... Read more»

After same-sex marriage ruling, states reconsider domestic partnerships

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, some states that offer health and retirement benefits to their employees’ domestic partners are considering changing those policies, in large part to save money or avoid discrimination lawsuits.... Read more»

Mexican judge wants to allow same-sex couples to adopt children

Mexico's Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality across the country. Now it could go a step further.... Read more»

Analysis: Retention elections for Supreme Court?

Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz suggested holding retention elections that could knock Supreme Court justices off the bench. Sounds good, right?... Read more»2

Family divided: Congressman, gay son disagree on same-sex marriage

Matt Salmon celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling Friday that said same-sex marriage is a constitutionally protected right. Matt R. Salmon, that is, the gay son of Rep. Matt Salmon, a conservative Republican from Mesa who, unlike his son, opposes same-sex marriage.... Read more»

Az advocates vow continuing fight as Supreme Court OKs gay marriage

As the Supreme Court ruled states cannot deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, activists in Arizona were sharply split. "Big picture, this isn’t the final word on marriage," said a spokesman for the right-wing Center for Arizona Policy, while a member of the College Democrats said "the fight for equality doesn’t end here at all, this isn’t the moment we get complacent."... Read more»1

Supreme Court: Gay marriage bans are unconstitutional

Handing gay rights advocates a monumental victory, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled that marriages between couples of the same sex are constitutional, a decision that overrides the long-standing bans on gay marriage in Texas and other states.... Read more»3

Gay marriage not recognized by Navajo Nation

The Diné Marriage Act, passed in 2005 by the Navajo Nation Council, defines marriage as between a man and a woman. But advocates say they hope tribal leaders will change their stance now that same-sex marriage is legal in Arizona, New Mexico and many other states. ... Read more»1

Gay marriage licenses issued in every Az county

In the week since Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage was rejected, clerks in all 15 counties say they have issued at least one marriage license to a same-sex couple - some to hundreds. And at $76 a pop, state coffers may already have taken in more than $20,000 in license fees. ... Read more»

Candidate commentary

Barber: Personal freedoms include gay marriage, abortion rights

We believe that everyone in our community has the right to live the life they want without the government, politicians or their employer interfering in their personal decisions. In Southern Arizona, we stand by our values. That's why I am fighting to preserve a woman's right to make her most personal health care decisions and to ensure that all Southern Arizonans have the right to marry the one they love. ... Read more»3

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