Location

City Scape
1 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

As host of the Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014 game, the Phoenix Mercury invites Valley residents and visitors to attend All-Star Fan Fest on Friday, July 18 at CityScape in downtown Phoenix, from 4 – 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Fans in attendance will enjoy appearances from Mercury and Suns entertainers, in addition to entertainment from live bands and special giveaways throughout the evening.

The Fan Fest will feature fun activities such as bounce houses and a sport court, and fans will have the chance to take a turn surfing on the Flow Rider, a large outdoor surfing wave. Read more »

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Ruling Allows Same-Sex Marriages for Florida Keys

A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage after a legal challenge by six gay couples said it effectively made them second-class citizens.

The ruling was issued Thursday by Circuit Judge Luis M. Garcia and applies only to Monroe County, which covers the Keys. The lawsuit contended that the same-sex marriage ban approved by voters in 2008 violated the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law. The judge says licenses could be issued starting Tuesday. Read more »

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Senate Republicans Block Bill To Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision

Senate Republicans Block Bill To Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill that would have required all for-profit employers to include the full range of contraceptives in their health insurance plans, in effect overriding the Supreme Court's recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

The Senate voted 56 to 43 to proceed to debate on the bill, falling short of the 60 votes needed to move forward. Three Republicans-- Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) -- voted with Senate Democrats to proceed. Read more »

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Health Survey: About 2 Percent Of Americans Are Gay Or Lesbian

Health Survey: About 2 Percent Of Americans Are Gay Or Lesbian

A federal report released Tuesday says just 2 percent of Americans over the age of 18 identify as gay or lesbian.

The report, released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), relates to sexual orientation and health among U.S. adults.

The NCHS used statistics gathered from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), an annual health study including 34,557 adults aged 18 and over. The aim of the new survey was to determine the disparities in health-related behaviors, health status, health care service utilization, and health care access among participants based on sexual orientation. Read more »

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Location

Scottsdale Devereux Residential Treatment Center and Day School Campus and the Respite homes behind Campus
6436 E. Sweetwater Ave., Scottsdale, Az 85254
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Devereux Arizona’s Campus Beautification Day

Join Devereaux Arizona, ONE Community, and PetSmart in celebrating CommUNITY Week! We will be helping out do the following:

  • 1. Painting interior of Respite homes & putting together playground equipment
  • 2. Paint interior of Campus buildings/rooms
  • 3. Plant flowers near nurses station/admin building/garden
  • 4. Install flooring/cabinets in nurses station.

Maximum Number of Volunteers: 40 for morning, 35 afternoon -- 5 planting (AM), 5 flooring/cabinets install (AM and PM), 10 playground equipment (strong), 20 painting and prep
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Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton urges Congressional action to counter Hobby Lobby decision

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has joined with several other mayors from across the U.S. to urge Congressional leaders to create legislation to counteract the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision.

In a joint letter to Congress, the mayors call for legislation to safeguard against possible repercussions of the recent Court decision that “could undermine basic anti-discrimination laws and protections of individual liberties at the federal, state and local levels.”

The mayors also warn of some groups that have already begun to use the decision to challenge anti-discrimination laws in employment, housing and public accommodation. Read more »

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Billy Bean hired by Major League Baseball as Ambassador For Inclusion, will lead gay inclusion program

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jor League Baseball has hired openly gay former ballplayer Billy Bean as their new Ambassador For Inclusion. Bean's job will be to assure all MLB stakeholders of an inclusive and equitable workplace and provide awareness and educational resources that help mandate the league's workplace code of conduct. Bean will focus not just on sexual orientation, but also intersections of race, gender and other issues of diversity. Read more »

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