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Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona, and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona.

On June 18, 2013, the Tucson City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance allowing civil unions between same-sex couples. The ordinance allows same-sex couples to register a civil union with the city, thereby expanding their rights related to inheritances, property ownership and guardianship.

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Tucson pizzeria reserves right to refuse service to Ariz. lawmakers

| Friday, February 21, 2014
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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A local pizzeria in Tucson, Ariz., has a message for state lawmakers who, on Thursday, approved legislation that allows business owners to assert their religious beliefs by refusing service to gays and others.

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University of Arizona seeks to boost transgender studies program

| Thursday, September 5, 2013
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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The University of Arizona is creating four tenured professor positions to expand its transgender studies courses.

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U.S. Congressman to ask feds to investigate anti-gay flyer as a hate crime

| Monday, September 2, 2013
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TUCSON, Ariz. — A U.S. congressman is calling on Arizona and federal authorities to investigate a pair of controversial fliers attacking a school board member as a possible hate crime.

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Former intern who helped save Giffords hit with nasty, anti-gay recall campaign

MIRANDA BLUE | Right Wing Watch | Monday, August 26, 2013
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Daniel Hernandez Jr., the former intern credited with helping to save Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ life when she was shot in 2011 and now an elected member of a Tucson-area school board, is facing a nasty recall election in which his opponents are attacking him for being openly gay and for his advocacy on behalf of gun violence prevention.

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Tucson becomes second Arizona city to allow same-sex civil unions

| Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Tucson city council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an ordinance allowing civil unions between same-sex couples.

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Cartoonist fired, student newspaper apologizes for anti-gay cartoon

| Thursday, October 18, 2012
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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona Daily Wildcat, the student-run daily newspaper at the University of Arizona, has issued an apology and fired the cartoonist after publishing an editorial cartoon that critics said advocated violence against LGBT people.

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Arizona business executive fired for video criticizing Chick-fil-A

| Friday, August 3, 2012
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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A Tucson businessman was fired from his job on Thursday after posting a video online of himself in a Chick-fil-A drive-thru the day prior, in which he voiced his opposition to the company's CEO and the chain's financial support of anti-gay organizations.

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Openly gay Arizona state legislator announces run for Gabrielle Giffords’ U.S. House seat

| Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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TUCSON, Ariz. -- An openly gay Arizona state lawmaker announced Tuesday that he will enter the race to fill the congressional seat vacated by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who resigned last week.

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Giffords to resign from Congress to focus on recovery from Tucson shooting

| Sunday, January 22, 2012
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U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in a massacre that left six others dead one year ago, has announced that she will resign from Congress this week.

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Our pick for LGBT Person of the Year: Daniel Hernandez Jr.

| Saturday, December 31, 2011
Hernandez was honored by President Obama at a memorial for victims of the Jan. 8 Tucson shooting and assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Daniel Hernandez, an openly gay 21-year-old University of Arizona student, was just five days into his new job as an intern for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) when, during a routine "meet & greet" with her constituents in a suburban Tucson shopping center, a mentally disturbed man open fired in an assassination attempt on Giffords, killing six people among the gathered crowd, including a federal judge...

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