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TUSD adds transgendered to its non-discrimination policy

The Tucson Unified School District is revising its nondiscrimination policy to protect transgender students, staff members and others.

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Desire to give notice may have cost interviewee a job offer

Dear J.T. & Dale: I am looking for a new job. In a recent interview, the employer asked if I could start right away. I told him I would need to give my current employer two weeks’ notice. (That’s what my parents say I need to do.) However, when I said that, he looked disappointed. The ne…

March 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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…

February 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Outcry over Arizona's SB 1062 overshadows bill's limited power

Outcry over Arizona's SB 1062 overshadows bill's limited power

PHOENIX — The hype and rhetoric on both sides of SB 1062, now awaiting action by Gov. Jan Brewer, may disguise the fact that the measure does far less than some have suggested.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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Gov. Brewer can stop insidious bill

Legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against customers is an affront to religious freedom, American values and civil rights — not to mention economic development and common sense. Gov. Jan Brewer must veto this brazen attempt to enshrine one version of religious belief int…

February 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
America's first chain store, F.W. Woolworth

America's first chain store, F.W. Woolworth

Former North Carolina A & T students, left to right, Joseph McNeill, David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Jibreel Khazan, are shown at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., Feb. 1, 1980, as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of their historic sit-in. The four were not ser…

February 21, 2014 11:01 am

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.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Arizona Senate: Business owners can cite religion to refuse service to gays

Arizona Senate: Business owners can cite religion to refuse service to gays

PHOENIX — State senators voted Wednesday to let businesses refuse to serve gays based on owners' "sincerely held" religious beliefs.

February 19, 2014 4:02 pmLoading…

Bill allowing discrimination on religious grounds is offered

PHOENIX — A veteran state lawmaker is pushing legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays, and potentially women and Jews, as long as they were acting on sincerely held religious beliefs.

January 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Panel: Affordable Care Act confronts healthcare discrimination

Health insurance discrimination against gender-variant people is supposed to be a thing of the past under president Obama’s health law.

December 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Judge dismisses race-based abortion law challenge

PHOENIX — A federal judge on Thursday threw out a challenge to a 2011 Arizona law banning abortion based on the race or sex of the child.

October 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Housing discrimination alleged in Tucson foreclosures

Housing discrimination alleged in Tucson foreclosures

Foreclosed properties in Hispanic neighborhoods in Tucson are among hundreds nationwide that have been subject to a “striking pattern” of housing discrimination by Bank of America, according to a complaint filed with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Horne: Toss out suit on AZ abortion law

PHOENIX - Saying those suing to overturn a state law have no right to sue, Attorney General Tom Horne asked a federal judge Tuesday to throw out their challenge to Arizona's ban on abortion because of the gender or race of the child.

July 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Voting Rights ruling could affect Arizona's 30 legislative districts

PHOENIX - A bid by Republicans to upend the state's 30 legislative districts could be bolstered - thrown out of federal court - because of the actions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

July 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Justices free Arizona to alter laws on voting

Justices free Arizona to alter laws on voting

PHOENIX - Arizona no longer needs to get federal government sign-off on changes in its voting laws.

June 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Voting Rights Act's reviews didn't apply to AZ until '75

PHOENIX - Arizona was not always subject to the preclearance requirements of the Voting Rights Act.

June 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Judge: Sheriff Arpaio's office profiles Latinos

PHOENIX — A federal judge ruled Friday that the office of America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people.

May 24, 2013 4:56 pmLoading…

Brewer is sent bills on religious freedom

PHOENIX - State senators gave final approval Wednesday to legislation supporters say enhance religious freedom while foes contend it will let people use their beliefs as an excuse to discriminate.

May 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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