Stories tagged: "discrimination"


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Activists Have Worked to Strengthen LGBTQ Protections for Years. What’s Making Arizona Cities Finally Listen?

Arizona is one of 38 states that has not banned discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Photo courtesy of Alexis Kallen
This Arizona Yale Student Has Been Advocating for Marginalized Communities — And She’s Just Getting Started

From Bullhead City to Ivy League, Alexis Kallen plans to practice law as a form of advocacy for those disadvantaged by the US legal system.

FILE - In this April 19, 2018, file photo, Rivko Knox, of Phoenix, a volunteer with the League of Women Voters, collects signatures for a ballot measure on campaign financing outside a polling station in Glendale, Ariz. A lawsuit filed Tuesday, July 3, 2018, on Knox's behalf, seeks to overturn a 2016 law that bars groups in Arizona from collecting early mail-in ballots from voters and delivering them as part of get-out-the-vote efforts. Photo by Anita Snow, Associated Press
Battle Over Arizona’s Ballot Collection Law Heads to Supreme Court

Republicans are arguing to protect laws that restrict individuals from mailing ballots on the behalf of others and out-of-precinct voting.

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You Can Now Take Free Chicano Studies Courses Online

Arizona once tried to ban ethnic studies in K-12 public schools, but the law was ruled discriminatory and unconstitutional.

Photo by Ross D. Franklin, Associated Press
Maricopa County Reverses Policy on Anti-Gay Adoptions

The policy was put in place by former Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery after a state law legalized gay marriage in 2015.

Black Organizing Project Youth Leader Imani Snodgrass advocating for equal rights during their car caravan in early June. Community members visited the homes of Oakland school board members to urge them to support removing police from schools. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Sin Photography/Black Organizing Project)
This Group Has Been Fighting to Remove Cops From Schools for Over a Decade

The Phoenix Union High School District is considering joining with districts nationwide in ending its contract to have police officers on campus.

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon
Arizona Officials React to Supreme Court Ruling on LGBTQ Protections

A 6-3 landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of LGBTQ workers being protected from job discrimination.