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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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Transgender and abortion bills highlight growing division of Arizona lawmakers

Highlighting growing political divisions and controversy in Arizona — and around the nation — a Republican-controlled legislative committee voted Wednesday to approve two transgender-focused bills and one abortion bill. ... Read more»

'Those bulls don’t know it’s a gay rodeo': Arizona event embraces LGBTQ+ community

The recent Arizona Gay Rodeo - started in 1984 when Arizona became the fifth state to host a gay rodeo - at the Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds highlighted an event and a community determined to provide a safe space for anyone interested in participating in western activities. ... Read more»

13 bills that could affect transgender youth winding through Arizona Legislature

After an unprecedented number of bills targeting transgender youth became law across the country last year, advocates in Arizona are pushing back against a new wave of bills introduced in this session. ... Read more»

Targeted by politicians, trans youth struggle with growing fear and mental health concerns

As state legislators in Arizona and across the country introduced a record number of anti-transgender bills in 2021, the larger debate outside of medicine amid these legislative efforts to restrict access to care is having a detrimental impact on transgender youth.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Cancel Legislature of 2022 seeks to muzzle Arizona's progressives & other undesireables

Gay people, teachers, transgender students and F. Scott Fitzgerald are in the sights of Arizona Republicans, who seek to silence the politically and culturally disobedient.... Read more»1

Defeated Arizona anti-trans bill revived to bar gender conforming surgeries for trans youth

A week after a move to ban all gender-affirming care for transgender youth in Arizona was rejected, GOP lawmakers passed a measure barring gender confirmation surgery for minors with no public testimony allowed by Committee Chair Nancy Barto. ... Read more»

Az Senate panel rejects bill to ban medical care for trans youth

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted down a controversial proposal that would have made it illegal for doctors to provide minors with puberty blockers, hormone therapy and gender affirmation surgeries for trans kids in Arizona. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Anti-LGBTQ 'hatred bills' are dangerous to Arizonans — and bad for business

Homophobic bills advanced this session by Arizona lawmakers are descendants of a shameful Arizona legacy and a decrepit conservative agenda out of step with the nation - in fact, not even representative of the mainstream GOP.... Read more»

GOP lawmakers kickstart new wave of transgender athlete bans

In at least seven states—Arizona, South Dakota, Georgia, Indiana, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Virginia—Republican lawmakers have filed legislation that would prohibit transgender girls from participating on sports teams for girls and women in high school and college. ... Read more»

GOP pushes to have Az teachers post lessons online over 'critical race theory' fears

To allow parents to scour lessons for elements of "critical race theory," Arizona teachers would be required to upload a list of every book and worksheet they use in their classrooms online for parental review if a Republican-backed bill becomes law.... Read more»

Arizona House Republicans pass bill to prohibit sexually explicit materials in schools

The Republican-controlled House passed a measure Thursday that would ban sexually explicit materials in K-12 classrooms across the state.... Read more»

Arizona Senate Republicans pass bill targeting transgender female athletes

Senate Republicans approved a bill barring transgender women and girls in Arizona from playing on girls’ and women’s teams in K-12 and university sports.... Read more»

Arizona schools that don’t display the flag and constitution could face fines

Arizona schools could be fined up to $1,000 if they don't display the United States flag, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and allow students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Unable to cope with 70 years of progress, Republicans want to return Arizona to the 1950s

Arizona Republicans are wistful for days gone past, and they’re determined to do everything they can to catapult the state backwards in pursuit of winding back the clock. ... Read more»

Arizona no logra evitar que jóvenes usen productos de tabaco con sabor

Arizona no está financiando programas y legislación orientada a prevenir el uso de cigarrillos electrónicos y productos de tabaco con sabor que están aumentando entre los jóvenes, según un nuevo informe.... Read more»

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