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Court Extends Stay on New Arizona Abortion Rules

By Astrid Galvan and Bob Christie | Friday Apr 11, 2014
A federal appeals court panel issued an injunction blocking new Arizona abortion restrictions that are considered the most stringent in the nation, saying women likely would suffer irreparable harm if they’re allowed to take effect.

Lawmaker Tells Openly Gay Ariz. Senator to ’Act More Gay’

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
Nearly a month after Arizona state Sen. Steve Gallardo (D) made headlines for coming out as gay, Arizona state Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford (D) told Gallardo to "act more gay" in a closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday, because she questioned his sexuality.

Court Urged to Delay Merging Ariz. Gay Marriage Cases

Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
Attorneys for plaintiffs in one of two pending lawsuits challenging Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal court to hold off on combining the suits into one case.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Won’t Seek Third Term

By Astrid Galvan and Bb Christie | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ended months of speculation about her political future on Wednesday when she announced that she will not seek a third term in office.

Arizona Governor Staff Worked on Anti-Gay Bill

Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s staff worked with proponents of a bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays before the legislation was introduced in January, according to emails released by her office.

Michele Bachmann: The LGBT Community is Bullying America

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is still upset that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the state’s controversial bill that would allow business owners to discriminate against LGBT customers.

Arizona State Senator Comes Out as Gay

Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
A veteran Arizona legislator who is running for the open U.S. House seat being vacated by the retirement of Rep. Ed Pastor told reporters Wednesday that he is gay.

Bachmann Condemns Veto of Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
Rep. Michele Bachmann says she is "sorry" Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the state’s anti-gay bill.

Iowa Rep. Steve King Defends Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
Iowa Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Sunday Arizona’s now defunct SB 1062 would have been good for businesses and that homosexuality is "self-professed behavior" and that it can’t be "independently verified."

George Will: The LGBT Community is Full of ’Sore Winners’

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Mar 3, 2014
A consecrative pundit who frequents a number of Fox News’ shows says the LGBT community is a bunch of "sore winners" following Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s decision to veto the highly controversial anti-gay bill.