| Mar 2, 2014
| 10:23 AM
On NBC’s “Meet the Press” today, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake invited gay and lesbian residents of Arizona to move to Baltimore.
Asked about vetoed legislation that would have allowed businesses in Arizona to refuse to...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:39 AM
SB 1062, the Arizona bill that would have made it easier to discriminate against gays and lesbians (and other people), was vetoed last week by Gov. Jan Brewer. But some social conservatives won’t let the subject go.
They’re making two...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:57 AM
In the wake of a federal judge striking down Texas' gay marriage ban and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoing an anti-gay bill, I feel compelled to confess something uncomfortable: I was totally wrong about gay marriage.
I never opposed gay marriage on...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In Arizona has come a test of the motto conservative Christians like to invoke: "Hate the sin, love the sinner."
Republican Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed the "religious freedom bill" passed by the Republican legislature. While there is no mention in the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:53 PM
TUCSON -- Say a gay couple in Phoenix walks into a bakery to order their wedding cake. The baker refuses to take their order because of his deeply held religious beliefs. Under a measure that passed the Arizona Legislature this week, the baker would...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Reading the latest news out of Arizona on gay rights brings an image to mind: Jim Crow.
The Arizona Legislature on Thursday approved a law that would allow a business owner to refuse service to a gay customer if doing so would violate the practice of...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 7:00 AM
TUCSON — Some Arizona business owners, still smarting from boycotts launched after the state passed a sweeping anti-illegal-immigration law, are trying to fend off a possible backlash from a new piece of legislation that has the gay community and...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:39 PM
It’s either a small fix to protect the free exercise of religion or a "no cake for gays" bill that would invite businesses to discriminate, depending on whom you talk to.
The legislation, SB 1062, would bolster a business owner’s right to...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:10 PM
A relatively evenhanded and necessarily inconclusive close-up look at immigration wars and identity politics in the Grand Canyon State, "The State of Arizona" (PBS, Monday) features major players and ordinary citizens on each side of the battle as well as...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:14 PM
At least 1,000 unaccompanied children who crossed illegally into the United States through Texas are being taken to a makeshift emergency shelter in Arizona over the weekend, the latest effort by authorities scrambling to handle what has been described as...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:21 PM
A rush of young children crossing alone and illegally into the United States from Texas is so large and unexpected that senior officials with the Obama administration said Monday the White House is asking Congress for about $2 billion to grapple with what...