Dismantling the ‘Religious Liberty’ Talking Points Used to Justify Anti-LGBT Discrimination

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Conservatives have spent the last two weeks arguing that religious liberty must allow for discrimination against LGBT people. Here’s how they spun it.

Challenged By Anderson Cooper to Provide One Example to Justify Anti-Gay Bill, Arizona Senator Comes Up Empty

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Though he insists it has nothing to do with discrimination, Arizona State Sen. Al Melvin (R) can’t explain why SB 1062 is needed to defend “religious freedom.”

Conservative Lawmakers And Arizona Businesses Urge Governor To Veto Anti-Gay Bill

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Tweet Business pushes back as support starts to grow for a national boycott of Arizona. — This post orginally appeared on ThinkProgress. By Zach Ford The national spotlight is now shining on Arizona as Gov. Jan Brewer (R) weighs whether to sign the controversial “license to discriminate” bill (SB 1062) passed by the legislature last week. Though […]

Does Arizona Hate Everyone?

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Arizona’s proposed “religious freedom” bill, S.B. 1062, could soon be passed into law and it might have some negative effects that neither side has considered.

To the Ghosts of Christmas Past

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The holiday season is not only a time for celebrating what we have, but also what we had. And who.

Arizona AG Says State Can Require Proof Of Citizenship For State Elections

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that states may not require proof of citizenship for those registering to vote in federal elections, 7 to 2.

Federal Court Blocks Key Provision Of Arizona’s Anti-Immigration Law

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A federal court upheld a district court’s preliminary injunction on a key provision of Arizona’s controversial, anti-immigration SB 1070 law, calling the statute “vague” and “incomprehensible to a person of ordinary intelligence.”

3-Year-Old Calls 911, Saves Mom’s Life

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3-year-old Guy Fritzsche, of Mesa, Arizona,was honored with the Good Samaritan award on Thursday by the city of Mesa, for saving his mother’s life earlier this month.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Instructs Deputies to Carry Assault Rifles 24/7

The announcement came Friday, a day after a local detention officer was shot and killed in his driveway.

Federal Judges Block Anti-Immigrant South Carolina Law

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This latest ruling means the three South Carolina provisions will remain temporarily blocked until the court holds a full trial on the statute

Just Days After Government Drops Deportation Cases, Sheriff Joe Arpaio Retaliates With Raids

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Sherifff Arpaio insists the raids were not immigration related, but there is good reason to doubt his assertions.

Federal Government Cancels Scores Of Deportations In Arizona

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s decision to close deportation cases in Arizona highlights its shift away from Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s racial profiling tactics which arrests people based on suspicion instead of solid proof.

19 Firefighters Dead in Massive Wildfire in Arizona (UPDATE)

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An Arizona Forestry spokesman has confirmed that 19 members of an “elite fire crew” were killed while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire on Sunday.

Supreme Court Rules Proof of Citizenship Not Required for Voter Registration

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The Supreme Court has ruled against an Arizona law that requires voters to provide proof of citizenship in addition to a driver’s license before they can register to vote.

Judge Rules Discrimination in Crackdown on Illegal Immigration

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A federal judge ruled that Joe Arpaio was violating the constitutional rights of Latino drivers by targeting them and using their ethnicity to influence legal decisions in his attempts to crack down on illegal immigration.

Phoenix Police Show Support for Fallen Officer’s Daughter at Graduation

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Phoenix Police Seargent Ben Kartchner said, “He’s left a precious child and a wife behind, and it’s our responsibility to make sure that they’re taken care of for the rest of their life.”