To activist Joshua Zaragoza, Tempe’s overwhelming approval of workplace protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender municipal workers is a springboard for other cities to pass non-discrimination measures.
“The objective and the goal in those cities would be to see a non-discrimination ordinance passed to send a message across the state and the country that those cities are open for business to everyone,” said Zaragoza, senior field organizer for the Human Rights Campaign in Arizona.
On Aug. 26, voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 475, making Tempe the first Arizona city to amend its charter to ban discrimination against LGBT city workers. The measure also includes workplace protections for veterans. Read more »