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Gov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.)

Arizona governor’s staff worked on religious freedom bill with proponents

Monday, March 10, 2014
PHOENIX -- 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. [ Read more → ]
Ross D. Franklin,    APWith the Arizona Capitol in the background, gay rights supporters Rachel Butas, right, and Jo Jo Halko kiss after the two learn that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announces she has vetoed SB1062, a bill designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Phoenix.

How Corporate America forced the veto of Arizona’s anti-gay bill

Thursday, February 27, 2014
When an important social issue intersected with business in Arizona, Corporate America decided it was time to take a stand. Voicing concern for their employees, customers and bottom lines, prominent companies from American Airlines to Verizon used threats of reduced business to help convince Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays based on the owner's religious beliefs. [ Read more → ]
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Hillary Clinton lauds veto of Ariz. anti-gay religious freedom bill

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Hillary Rodham Clinton is lauding Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's veto of a bill that set off a national debate over gay rights. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.) vetoes SB 1062.

Ariz. governor Jan Brewer vetoes anti-gay religious freedom bill

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
PHOENIX -- Arizona governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a controversial bill that would have added protections for people to assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays and others. [ Read more → ]
APGov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.)

Ariz. governor holds private meetings over anti-gay religious freedom bill

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
PHOENIX -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer held a series of private meetings Wednesday with opponents and proponents of legislation adding protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, a proposal that has focused national attention on the state as business groups, gay rights supporters and even many fellow Republicans urged her to use her veto power. [ Read more → ]
APGov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.)

Ariz. governor returns home amid furor over anti-gay religious freedom bill

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer returned to Arizona on Tuesday and faced a pressing decision about a bill on her desk that has prompted a national debate over religious and gay rights. [ Read more → ]
APGov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.)

Reports: Arizona governor likely to veto anti-gay religious freedom bill

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Arizona governor Jan Brewer is likely to veto a controversial "religious freedom" bill that would allow business owners with to deny service to gay people, reports NBC News, citing sources close to the governor who are "familiar with her thinking." [ Read more → ]
Ariz. Secretary of State Ken Bennett (R), left, and Treasurer Doug Ducey (R).

Ariz. secretary of state, treasurer say governor should veto anti-gay bill

Saturday, February 22, 2014
PHOENIX -- Arizona's Secretary of State Ken Bennett and Treasurer Doug Ducey, both GOP candidates for governor, say a bill allowing business owners to refuse to serve gays by citing their religious beliefs should be vetoed. [ Read more → ]
APGov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.)

Ariz. governor asked to veto bill allowing religious discrimination against gays

Friday, February 21, 2014
[caption id="attachment_129729" align="alignleft" width="665"] APGov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.)[/caption] PHOENIX — Four years after igniting a national uproar over immigration, the Arizona Legislature has jumped into the battle over gay rights with a piece of legislation that had opponents on Friday predicting business boycotts against the... [ Read more → ]
Michael Schennum, The Arizona Republic (AP)House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, (D) Phoenix, argues on the House Floor in Phoenix on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, that House Bill 2153 would discriminate against gays and others. The measure, written by the conservative advocacty group Center for Arizona Policy and the Christian legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom, would allow individuals to use religious beliefs as a defense in a lawsuit filed by another individual.

Pro-LGBT lawmaker says Ariz. bill tells gays ‘We don’t want you here’

Friday, February 21, 2014
Arizona state lawmaker Chad Campbell, an LGBT rights advocate and vocal opponent of a bill passed in the state legislature that would allow for religious discrimination against LGBT people, appeared on CNN on Friday to discuss the implications of the measure should it be signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer. [ Read more → ]
Shawn K. Aiken

Attorney hopes to see Ariz. same-sex marriage lawsuit decided in 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
PHOENIX -- An attorney who filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn Arizona's same-sex marriage ban said Tuesday he hopes to get a decision from a federal judge before the U.S. Supreme Court rules on any similar challenge from another state. [ Read more → ]

Four couples file federal lawsuit seeking marriage equality in Arizona

Monday, January 6, 2014
PHOENIX — Four couples have filed a federal class-action lawsuit seeking to make same-sex marriage legal in Arizona. The suit filed Monday in U.S. District Court claims a voter-approved ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. [ Read more → ]
U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court rejects appeals in gay rights cases from Ariz., Nev.

Thursday, June 27, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Gay marriage advocates marked another victory Thursday after the Supreme Court rejected appeals from Arizona and Nevada involving the rights of same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]

U.S. Supreme Court to conference on Prop 8, partner benefits cases

Thursday, September 6, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court has set at least three cases related to marriage equality and same-sex partner benefits for conference on Sept. 24, including the federal case against California’s Proposition 8, the 2008 voter-approved constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.)

Ariz. governor petitions Supreme Court to deny same-sex partner benefits

Monday, July 9, 2012
PHOENIX -- Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court ruling that allows Arizona's state employees to keep their same-sex partners benefits, including health insurance. [ Read more → ]
Jan Brewer

Arizona wants appeals panel to allow state to drop gay partners healthcare

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said a federal appeals panel "got it wrong" and is again appealing a court ruling that same-sex partners of state government workers are entitled to health care benefits provided to opposite-sex couples. [ Read more → ]

Appeals court says Arizona cannot drop health coverage for same-sex partners

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that the state of Arizona must continue to provide health care benefits to same-sex domestic partners of state workers, blocking enforcement of a 2009 law that eliminated the coverage. [ Read more → ]

Arizona set to defend cutting benefits for partners of same-sex couples

Monday, February 14, 2011
Attorneys representing the State of Arizona are due to appear in the 9th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals today to defend a decision by the Arizona legislature that stripped partners of same-sex couples, domestic partners and their children from receiving [...] [ Read more → ]

Federal appeals court to hear Arizona domestic partner benefits case

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Much attention has been paid to the landmark challenge to California’s ban on same-sex marriage that another very important case regarding gay couples has gone almost unnoticed. This latter case will be heard before the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Monday. [ Read more → ]
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Suit aims to protect domestic partner benefits for AZ state employees

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
A gay rights group has filed suit seeking damages for state employees whose families will lose their health-care coverage following the elimination this year of domestic-partner benefits. [ Read more → ]
Jan Brewer

Arizona governor takes away state domestic partner benefits

Friday, September 18, 2009
PHOENIX -- Domestic partners are being eliminated from Arizona state employee benefits just a year after they were added to the benefits plan, reports the Arizona Daily Star. [ Read more → ]
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