Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the U.S. state of Arizona.
On Feb. 26, 2013, the Phoenix City Council approved a measure to expand the city’s anti-discrimination law to include protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people in city contracts, housing, employment and public accommodations.
- Friday, March 11, 2016The councilman said his voting record shows he has a history of protecting LGBT rights.
- Thursday, March 10, 2016Mayor Greg Stanton said in a statement that he was shocked by "such homophobic views."
- Wednesday, March 2, 2016He cautioned his fellow "hetero male" drivers to look out for a "lady" of the evening. Lyft says it fired him.
- Monday, November 16, 2015A transgender man in Arizona accused of stalking his estranged wife last year has been sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation.
- Thursday, April 9, 2015The county attorney says the October federal court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in Arizona dealt with marriage, not adoption. Arizona adoption law refers to a "husband and wife" and to a "married man and woman."
- Sunday, February 22, 2015An altercation outside a Phoenix record store escalated into a hit and run that was caught on camera, and the victim says the incident all started with a gay slur.
- Saturday, November 1, 2014PHOENIX — Destination resorts across Arizona are broadening their marketing strategies since same-sex marriage became legal last month.Hotels in Phoenix, Sedona and elsewhere are offering discounts or tweaking their advertising to lure same-sex couples, reports the…
- Tuesday, September 30, 2014PHOENIX -- Students at Willow Canyon High School in Surprise, Ariz., are banding together behind a lesbian couple who has been denied the opportunity to be nominated as homecoming queen and queen due to a school…
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014WASHINGTON -- The Hispanic National Bar Association on Wednesday said it cancelled its 2015 convention in Phoenix over legislation adding protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays.