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Phoenix's once controversial anti-bias law has little impact

Phoenix's once controversial anti-bias law has little impact

Few Phoenix City Council meetings have matched the drama and vitriol that filled the Orpheum Theatre more than a year ago as leaders approved an anti-discrimination ordinance with broad civil-rights protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender residents.

At the time, opponents and supporters of the law spoke at length about its potentially sweeping consequences. There were yelling and tears, and the ideological divide grew even wider.

Conservative groups and religious traditionalists raised fears that the measure could lead to a tsunami of lawsuits against small businesses or allow predatory men to enter women's bathrooms under the guise that they are transgender. Read more »

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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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Az, immigration, and LGBT rights: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Az, immigration, and LGBT rights: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer recently vetoed SB 1062, a controversial bill that would have given businesses greater license to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, people. Brewer’s veto came after a nationwide public outcry over the measure—and after four of the state’s largest business groups sent her a letter that expressed their concern over the potential harm it could cause to employers, tourism, job creation, and the overall economy. Read more »

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Location

A. E. England
424 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

What -- Red is the Night

The evening is a mix of friends, food, cocktails, music and a special silent auction -- the perfect mix of fun for a Friday evening in the summer!

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and his wife, Nicole Stanton, are hosting the event.

Why -- Red is the Night

Proceeds from this new annual event will directly benefit the efforts of Aunt Rita's Foundation to launch a new education and outreach effort about HIV in Arizona - Project HIVAZ.

More than 100,000 people in Arizona have been affected by HIV. Project HIVAZ is the first statewide educational campaign designed to provide important knowledge to everyone in Arizona about HIV prevention, education & treatment.  Read more »

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Red is the Night Benefit Event - July 26

Red is the Night Benefit Event - July 26

What -- Red is the Night

The evening is a mix of friends, food, cocktails, music and a special silent auction -- the perfect mix of fun for a Friday evening in the summer!

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and his wife, Nicole Stanton, are hosting the event.

Why -- Red is the Night

Proceeds from this new annual event will directly benefit the efforts of Aunt Rita's Foundation to launch a new education and outreach effort about HIV in Arizona - Project HIVAZ.

More than 100,000 people in Arizona have been affected by HIV. Project HIVAZ is the first statewide educational campaign designed to provide important knowledge to everyone in Arizona about HIV prevention, education & treatment.  Read more »

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Organization kicks off state-wide UNITY Pledge in support of LGBT community

Organization kicks off state-wide UNITY Pledge in support of LGBT community

Business owners and individuals encouraged to stand up for diversity

ONE Community official kicked off the UNITY Pledge campaign with a press conference with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton on Friday.

“The costs of discrimination are too high.  Not just the human toll, especially bullying and teen suicide, but the economic costs.  The UNITY Pledge shows that Arizona businesses are on the right side of history and economics.  If our region wants to remain competitive in the global economy, discrimination against the LGBT community, against anyone, has to stop.  Arizona businesses get it,” states Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.  Read more »

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Mayor Greg Stanton's PSA in Support of AIDS Walk Phoenix & 5K Run

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is supporting the 2012 AIDS Walk Phoenix & 5K Run, with this wonderful PSA.  Please take a moment to view the PSA, then considering walking with Team ONE Community!

ONE Community is sponsoring the event again this year, and invites you to join our team: Friends Furrever!  A collaboration with OpenSpark, Valley Leadership, Joshua Tree Feeding Program, and ONE Community.

Click here to Register Today, and select team "Friends Furrever"

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to Join Mercury's Practice on Monday

Mayor Stanton to practice against the Mercury players

WHAT: Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will show off his basketball skills and join the Phoenix Mercury during their practice on Monday, August 13.  He will run drills and complete a full Mercury practice and work out. 

The Mayor, an avid basketball fan who plays basketball to work out, submitted a video on PhoenixMercury.com pleading his case on why he should be given a chance to play with the two-time champions.  

The Mayor’s appearance will tipoff the Mercury’s return to action following the 2012 Olympics. 

WHO: Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton & Phoenix Mercury team Read more »

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