Babby Buys Tickets For Fans to Go to WNBA Finals Game 2

Babby Buys Tickets For Fans to Go to WNBA Finals Game 2

PHOENIX – After more than 13,000 fans packed US Airways Center today for the Phoenix Mercury’s victory in Game 1 of the 2014 WNBA Finals, Phoenix Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby has joined the city’s swell of support for the Mercury by purchasing upper level seats for Game 2 this Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. (Note the special start time). Several thousand seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 3 p.m. on game day on the US Airways Center Plaza.

Thousands redeemed upper-level seats for Game 1 today after Suns Head Coach Jeff Hornacek bought tickets for Phoenix fans. Read more »

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Chandler Police Department forms LGBT Committee

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The Chandler Police Department has announced the creation of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,) Police Liaison Committee. The committee is comprised of several sworn and civilian Police employees and supervisors.

The decision to form the committee is a proactive step to facilitate training and communication that will enhance the knowledge of the Department and the community regarding issues faced by LGBT individuals. Read more »

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Wisconsin, Indiana Gay Marriage Bans As Unconstitutional

 A U.S. appeals court issued a scathing, unequivocal ruling Thursday declaring that gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana were unconstitutional, on the same day that 32 states asked the Supreme Court to settle the issue once and for all.

The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago was the fourth to hear arguments on the issue. The decision from a normally slow and deliberative court was released a little more than a week after oral arguments.

The unanimous, 40-page decision from a three-judge panel blasted the states' justifications for their bans, several times singling out the argument that only marriage between a man and a woman should be allowed because it's — simply — tradition. Read more »

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Hornacek Purchases Seats For Fans to WNBA Finals Game

Hornacek Purchases Seats For Fans to WNBA Finals Game

Phoenix Suns Head Coach Jeff Hornacek has joined the city’s swell of support for the 2014 Western Conference Champion Phoenix Mercury by purchasing upper level seats at US Airways Center for Game 1 of the 2014 WNBA Finals against the Chicago Sky on Sunday, September 7 at 12:30 p.m. Several thousand seats are available on a first come, first served basis starting at 9:30 a.m. on game day on the US Airways Center Plaza.

“This is a championship series,” said Coach Hornacek. “After witnessing the amazing crowd in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, I wanted to show my support for this team and provide Phoenix residents the opportunity to cheer on the Mercury from all areas of the arena.” Read more »

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U.S. court rejects gay-marriage bans as 'implausible'

U.S. court rejects gay-marriage bans as 'implausible'

A U.S. appeals court judge known for his outspoken views described arguments by Wisconsin and Indiana defending bans on gay marriage as "totally implausible" on Thursday, in a ruling in favor of same-sex couples.

Judge Richard Posner, appointed by Republican President Ronald Reagan in 1981, wrote the unanimous decision on behalf of a three-judge panel of the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court ruled against the bans.

The unusually swift decision, issued just over a week after the court heard oral arguments in two different cases, does not take immediate effect and is unlikely do so until the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in during its coming term. Read more »

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Glendale Chamber of Commerce and Glendale Convention and Visitors Bureau Sign the Unity Pledge in Support of Diversity

September 4th, 2014 (Phoenix AZ) –The Glendale Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce have signed the UNITY Pledge.  They join other member based organizations in this commitment including Local First Arizona, the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Greater Phoenix Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Asian American Professionals, AZ Chapter of Hospitality Sales & Marketing Assn. Read more »

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