lgbt community

Location

Arizona Summit Law School
1 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Join ONE Community for our April 25th Financial Fitness Lunch and Learn:  Long-term Care and Disability!

The LGBT community is less financially and legally prepared than our heterosexual counterparts.  The community has unique legal needs to ensure that our families are protected and our wishes are carried out.

ONE Community has created a series of 5 financial fitness topics around LGBT issues.  Each topic will be featured at a moderated lunch and learn with a panel of ONE Community business professionals offering advice on the topics followed by a Q & A from the audience.   Read more »

shadow

Republican billionaires press House GOP on LGBT rights

Republican billionaires press House GOP on LGBT rights

A couple of Republican-leaning billionaires have kicked off a $2.2 million campaign aimed at pressuring the GOP-led House to pass protections for the LGBT community in the workplace.

Americans for Workplace Opportunity, backed by billionaires Paul Singer and Seth Klarman, is pushing for a Senate-endorsed bill addressing the measure to be passed through the House by the end of 2014, Politico reported.

“We really see this as an important piece of unfinished business  for LGBT workers and people around the country,” said Campbell Spencer, the manager of the campaign, according to Politico. Read more »

shadow

The Myth of Gay Affluence

The Myth of Gay Affluence

Who are America’s gays? To hear it as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia would have it, gays are a privileged set, living it up in cities across the country. As the justice wrote in his dissent to Romer v. Evans—a landmark 1996 case that overturned a Colorado state constitutional amendment prohibiting legal protections for gays and lesbians—“Those who engage in homosexual conduct tend to reside in disproportionate numbers in certain communities.” Even more ominously, to Scalia, they have "high disposable income," which gives them "disproportionate political power… to [achieve] not merely a grudging social toleration, but full social acceptance, of homosexuality.” Read more »

shadow

Gay community watches Mich. for legal landscape changes

Gay community watches Mich. for legal landscape changes

If you're overweight or old, pregnant or African American, your boss can't fire you for any of those reasons.

The law says so.

But if you're a gay man or lesbian, there's no such protection — one of several legal issues that weigh heavily on the gay community as it awaits a decision in Michigan's historic same-sex marriage trial. Read more »

shadow

Location

Arizona Summit Law School
1 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Join ONE Community for our March 28 Financial Fitness Lunch and Learn: Understanding the Healthcare needs of the LGBT Community and the Affordable Care Act.

The LGBT community is less financially and legally prepared than our heterosexual counterparts.  The community has unique legal needs to ensure that our families are protected and our wishes are carried out.

ONE Community has created a series of 5 financial fitness topics around LGBT healthcare issues.  Each topic will be featured at a moderated lunch and learn with a panel of ONE Community business professionals offering advice on the topics followed by a Q & A from the audience.   Read more »

shadow

Stanton, Council Ask Governor to Veto S.B. 1062

Mayor Greg Stanton and the City Council voted this afternoon to ask Gov. Jan Brewer to veto S.B. 1062, ill-conceived legislation that would provide new legal protections to those who actively discriminate against members of the LGBT community.

The Council urged a veto with an 8 to 1 vote. Councilman Sal DiCiccio was the only council member to support the bill.

“Phoenix is an open, tolerant and inclusive community that respects the rights of every person,” said Stanton. “I’m proud that the City Council spoke with a strong and united voice that this bill is wrong, and must be vetoed.” Read more »

shadow

Open for Business to EVERYONE!

Open for Business to EVERYONE!

Are you a business owner or concerned citizen who would like to show your unified support against SB 1062? We encourage you to print out these following sign and display it proudly on your store front or home!

You can print this out directly here: http://ocaz.co/CSx

Here's some information on SB 1062/HB 2153: Read more »

shadow

IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED TODAY: Reach out to the Governor's Office!

HB 2153/SB 1062 are headed to Governor Brewer's desk!
PLEASE CALL AND WRITE THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE!
#Bad4AZBiz

HB 2153 and SB 1062 “exercise of religion; state action” change the statutory definition of exercise of religion to allow anyone to claim religious belief as a legal defense for their actions, including defense for refusing to do business with an individual whose sexual orientation or faith is not in line with their own.  HB 2153 and SB 1062 seek to expand the “right” to discriminate. Read more »

shadow

AT&T Becomes 1st Major U.S. Corporation to Condemn Russia’s Anti-LGBT Laws

AT&T Becomes 1st Major U.S. Corporation to Condemn Russia’s Anti-LGBT Laws

AT&T has a record as a company that backs both the LGBT community and American Olympians. When those two worlds collide this month in Sochi, Russia, the host nation’s laws won’t receive the same support. Read more »

shadow