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Legally sanctioned homophobia still a mainstay of Arizona law

The long overdue repeal of the “no promo homo” law was the right thing to do. But the struggle to grant equal rights to Arizona’s LGBTQ community is far from over.

Hate group Identity Evropa rebrands itself in Arizona

The hate group Identity Evropa is attempting to rebrand itself and has chosen Arizona as its home in doing so.Non-profit news agency Unicorn Riot first reported on the filing with the Arizona Corporation...

‘No promo homo’ came from GOP amendment to Dem bill

Some Republican lawmakers noted that Arizona’s now repealed law barring public schools from providing HIV prevention instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle” was actually passed by Democrats, a statement that’s technically true but doesn’t accurately portray the origins of the controversial law.

Whirlwind action to repeal ‘no promo homo’ earns cheers from LGBTQ community, ends lawsuit

Arizona’s “no promo homo” law is officially a thing of the past.

Ducey signs ‘no promo homo’ repeal

Arizona’s “no promo homo” law is officially a thing of the past.The passage of Senate Bill 1346 on Thursday likely brings an end to a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the 1991 law, which...

House votes to repeal ‘no promo homo’ law

A Republican lawmaker has crafted language to repeal Arizona’s “no promo homo” law, and the Arizona House of Representatives will take up the issue on Wednesday afternoon.

GOP lawmakers work to change ‘no promo homo’ law as AG says he won’t defend it in court

Republican lawmakers are looking to amend a law barring school districts from providing instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle” that is being challenged in federal court.The move comes as the Arizona Attorney General’s Office...

Rep. Stringer, facing ethics inquest for sex crime and racist remarks, resigns

Embattled Rep. David Stringer has resigned his legislative office, the House of Representatives announced late Wednesday afternoon.Stringer was facing an Ethics Committee investigation into two complaints filed against him this year. One related to...

Bowers rejects Stringer request to remove Ethics Committee chairman

On the eve of a key deadline to turn over documents in an ongoing investigation into two complaints against Rep. David Stringer, State House Speaker Rusty Bowers rejected a requested by the embattled lawmaker to remove the chairman of the House Ethics Committee over allegations of bias.

Stringer can release subpoenaed document, but says he won’t

Embattled state Rep. David Stringer has the authority to ask the District of Columbia Bar and the Arizona Supreme Court to waive confidentiality for a document sought by the House of Representatives Ethics Investigation into sex crimes charges he faced in Maryland in 1983.