ONE Community - For. By. Committed to the Community. http://www.onecommunity.co/rss.xml en Studies Show Voters Can Be Swayed on Gay Marriage, Abortion http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/52/studies-show-voters-can-be-swayed-gay-marriage-abortion <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/52/studies-show-voters-can-be-swayed-gay-marriage-abortion" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/studies_show_voters_can_be_swayed_on_gay_marriage_abortion.jpeg" alt="Studies Show Voters Can Be Swayed on Gay Marriage, Abortion" title="Studies Show Voters Can Be Swayed on Gay Marriage, Abortion" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Holidays bring family gatherings, snug pants and arguments. If you live in a family with divided political views (and who doesn&rsquo;t?), you probably know the kind: Sides are taken in an ever-extending battle&nbsp;encompassing logic, data, news coverage, experiences and values &ndash; the latter most of all.</p> <p>Values&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;cemented from years of life experiences and often intertwined with religion &ndash;&nbsp;are nearly&nbsp;impossible to change.&nbsp;And they motivate&nbsp;stances on hot-button issues, particularly same-sex marriage and abortion access.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/52/studies-show-voters-can-be-swayed-gay-marriage-abortion" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/52/studies-show-voters-can-be-swayed-gay-marriage-abortion" dc:title="Studies Show Voters Can Be Swayed on Gay Marriage, Abortion" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6234" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/52/studies-show-voters-can-be-swayed-gay-marriage-abortion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> abortion access Dave Fleischer Gay Marriage Los Angeles Parenthood Los Angeles Planned Parenthood Los voters civil rights Equality Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:42:29 +0000 ONE Community 6234 at http://www.onecommunity.co Studies Show Voters Can Be Swayed on Gay Marriage, Abortion ONE Community Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in South http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/apple-ceo-donating-gay-rights-campaign-south <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/51/apple-ceo-donating-gay-rights-campaign-south" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/apple_ceo_donating_to_gay_rights_campaign_in_south.jpg" alt="Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in South" title="Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in South" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states, organizers said Thursday.</p> <p>The amount of Cook&rsquo;s contribution to the Washington-based Human Rights Campaign wasn&rsquo;t disclosed, but the advocacy organization called it &ldquo;substantial.&rdquo; Organizers said it would help fund a three-year, $8.5 million campaign launched in April in Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/apple-ceo-donating-gay-rights-campaign-south" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/apple-ceo-donating-gay-rights-campaign-south" dc:title="Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in South" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6233" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/apple-ceo-donating-gay-rights-campaign-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple spokeswoman Kristin blog post civil rights movement Cook’s contribution executive Tim Cook gay rights initiative Human Rights Campaign personal financial investment President Chad Griffin public relations effort Rights Campaign President substantial personal investment Tim Cook Washington-based Human Rights civil rights Equality Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:07:43 +0000 ONE Community 6233 at http://www.onecommunity.co Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in South ONE Community Lesbians earn more than straight women - but gay men are penalised http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/lesbians-earn-more-straight-women-gay-men-are-penalised <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/51/lesbians-earn-more-straight-women-gay-men-are-penalised" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/lesbians_earn_more_than_straight_women_-_but_gay_men_are_penalised.jpg" alt="Lesbians earn more than straight women - but gay men are penalised" title="Lesbians earn more than straight women - but gay men are penalised" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lesbians earn significantly more than their heterosexual colleagues while gay men earn less, according to a World Bank study exposing unexpected links between sexuality and salary.</p> <p>In Britain, lesbians are paid an average of eight per cent more than straight women, with the trend even more extreme in other western countries. In the US, the difference is 20 per cent.</p> <p>Conversely gay men face a pay penalty, earning five per cent less than heterosexual men in the UK - rising to nine per cent in Germany and 12 per cent in Canada.</p> <p>Dr Nick Drydakis, senior lecturer in economics at Anglia Ruskin University in the UK who authored the World Bank report, said pay differentials were explained by the career and lifestyle choices that gay women were more likely make.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/lesbians-earn-more-straight-women-gay-men-are-penalised" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/lesbians-earn-more-straight-women-gay-men-are-penalised" dc:title="Lesbians earn more than straight women - but gay men are penalised" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6232" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/lesbians-earn-more-straight-women-gay-men-are-penalised" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anglia Ruskin University average salaries cent Conversely gay men direct result Discrimination Dr Drydakis Dr Nick Drydakis female-dominated workplaces gay men gender-based household specialisation heterosexual colleagues heterosexual counterparts heterosexual men higher paying job higher salaries lesbian employees lesbian staff lesbians lifestyle choices lower job satisfaction male-dominated career path male-dominated professions masculine traits men’s earnings pay differentials pay penalty publishing annual data senior lecturer senior lecturer in economics straight colleagues straight women traditional gender roles traditional household UK unexpected links unfair treatment values gay men western countries World Bank World Bank report World Bank study civil rights Equality Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:01:05 +0000 ONE Community 6232 at http://www.onecommunity.co Lesbians earn more than straight women - but gay men are penalised ONE Community “Tie One On For Safety®”“Tie One On For Safety®” This Holiday Season and Honor Fallen Chandler Officer Payne http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/%E2%80%9Ctie-one-safety%C2%AE%E2%80%9D%E2%80%9Ctie-one-safety%C2%AE%E2%80%9D-holiday-season-and-honor-fallen-chandler-officer-pay <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/51/%E2%80%9Ctie-one-safety%C2%AE%E2%80%9D%E2%80%9Ctie-one-safety%C2%AE%E2%80%9D-holiday-season-and-honor-fallen-chandler-officer-pay" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/tie_one_on_for_safetyrtie_one_on_for_safetyr_this_holiday_season_and_honor_fallen_chandler_officer_payne.jpg" alt="“Tie One On For Safety®”“Tie One On For Safety®” This Holiday Season and Honor Fallen Chandler Officer Payne" title="“Tie One On For Safety®”“Tie One On For Safety®” This Holiday Season and Honor Fallen Chandler Officer Payne" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 3rd&nbsp;annual &ldquo;Tie One On For Safety&reg;&rdquo; event with Desert Car Care Center of Chandler and MADD returns to create awareness during the holidays to always designate a non-drinking driver. Last year Chandler Police Officer David Payne, part of the East Valley DUI Task Force, came to support the event. Sadly, Officer Payne was killed while rear-ended on duty by a drunk driver and we dedicate this year to his memory.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/%E2%80%9Ctie-one-safety%C2%AE%E2%80%9D%E2%80%9Ctie-one-safety%C2%AE%E2%80%9D-holiday-season-and-honor-fallen-chandler-officer-pay" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/%E2%80%9Ctie-one-safety%C2%AE%E2%80%9D%E2%80%9Ctie-one-safety%C2%AE%E2%80%9D-holiday-season-and-honor-fallen-chandler-officer-pay" dc:title="“Tie One On For Safety®”“Tie One On For Safety®” This Holiday Season and Honor Fallen Chandler Officer Payne" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6231" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/%E2%80%9Ctie-one-safety%C2%AE%E2%80%9D%E2%80%9Ctie-one-safety%C2%AE%E2%80%9D-holiday-season-and-honor-fallen-chandler-officer-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arizona ASE Certified Master Auto Repair Professionals Automotive Service Association Automotive Technicians Network Blood Alcohol Consumption Car Care Center Chandler Chandler Boulevard Chandler Chamber Chandler Officer Payne Chandler Police Chandler Police Officer chronically impaired driver David Payne DCC Chandler Desert Car Care Desert Car Care Center of Chandler Drive Sober East Valley DUI festive holiday season Frank Leutz holiday season information visit www.desertcarcare.com legal BAC limit Motor Age Magazine non-drinking designated driver non-drinking driver North Dobson Road Officer Payne phoenix business journal Phoenix Chapter President Super Service Award windshield wiper blades Business Buying power One Community Business Member Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:57:43 +0000 ONE Community 6231 at http://www.onecommunity.co “Tie One On For Safety®”“Tie One On For Safety®” This Holiday Season and Honor Fallen Chandler Officer Payne ONE Community Businesses lead social-justice fight for LGBT Arizonans http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/businesses-lead-social-justice-fight-lgbt-arizonans <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/51/businesses-lead-social-justice-fight-lgbt-arizonans" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/businesses_lead_social-justice_fight_for_lgbt_arizonans.jpg" alt="Businesses lead social-justice fight for LGBT Arizonans" title="Businesses lead social-justice fight for LGBT Arizonans" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>After the October&nbsp;legalization of gay marriage, many human-rights advocates pointed out that same-sex couples could marry that Friday but be fired Monday for putting wedding photos on their desks at work.</p> <p>That&#39;s because Arizona is one of 29 states without workplace protections based on sexual orientation and one of 32 without workplace protections based on gender identity or expression.</p> <p>Sixty-five percent of Arizonans are not covered by anti-discrimination policies encompassing sexual orientation or gender expression in housing, workplaces, or leisure activities like lodging, restaurants or entertainment, according to calculations done by One Community, a human-rights and business-advocacy organization,</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/businesses-lead-social-justice-fight-lgbt-arizonans" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/businesses-lead-social-justice-fight-lgbt-arizonans" dc:title="Businesses lead social-justice fight for LGBT Arizonans" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6230" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/businesses-lead-social-justice-fight-lgbt-arizonans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Izquierdo Angela Hughey Anti-discrimination language anti-discrimination policies Arizona business leadership business-advocacy organization companywide anti-discrimination policies discrimination lawsuits Gay Marriage gender expression gender identity gender-expression-based discrimination Gov. Jan Brewer human-rights advocates Katie Hobbs Kroger Co. Leader Katie Hobbs legal defense leisure activities LGBT Arizonans national origin non-discrimination policies same-sex couples sexual orientation social-justice fight state state legislature sustainable business model vast majority wedding photos workplace protections YouGov/Huffington Post survey civil rights Community News Equality Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:16:23 +0000 ONE Community 6230 at http://www.onecommunity.co Businesses lead social-justice fight for LGBT Arizonans ONE Community Rep. Grijalva Leads Effort to Protect LGBT Unaccompanied Minors http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/rep-grijalva-leads-effort-protect-lgbt-unaccompanied-minors <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/51/rep-grijalva-leads-effort-protect-lgbt-unaccompanied-minors" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/rep._grijalva_leads_effort_to_protect_lgbt_unaccompanied_minors.jpg" alt="Rep. Grijalva Leads Effort to Protect LGBT Unaccompanied Minors" title="Rep. Grijalva Leads Effort to Protect LGBT Unaccompanied Minors" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Today, Congressman Ra&uacute;l Grijalva (D-AZ) led 59 House Democrats in sending a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell expressing concern over the lack of adequate protection against discrimination and sexual assault for unaccompanied minors in the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The lawmakers urge HHS to implement robust Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) regulations alongside guidance to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth from discrimination.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/rep-grijalva-leads-effort-protect-lgbt-unaccompanied-minors" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/rep-grijalva-leads-effort-protect-lgbt-unaccompanied-minors" dc:title="Rep. Grijalva Leads Effort to Protect LGBT Unaccompanied Minors" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6229" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/rep-grijalva-leads-effort-protect-lgbt-unaccompanied-minors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> adequate protections Congressman Raúl Grijalva gender identity general youth population Grijalva continued. Grijalva Leads Effort HHS juvenile correctional facilities LGB) youth in juvenile correctional facilities are almost twice as likely to experience sexual victimization as their heterosexual counterparts. LGBT Unaccompanied Minors LGBT youth lgbt youths Rape Elimination Act regulations alongside guidance Rep. Grijalva sexual assault Sylvia Mathews Burwell unaccompanied minors civil rights Equality Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:38:56 +0000 ONE Community 6229 at http://www.onecommunity.co Rep. Grijalva Leads Effort to Protect LGBT Unaccompanied Minors ONE Community Video director for a National Football League team comes out as gay http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/video-director-national-football-league-team-comes-out-gay <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/51/video-director-national-football-league-team-comes-out-gay" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/video_director_for_a_national_football_league_team_comes_out_as_gay.jpg" alt="Video director for a National Football League team comes out as gay" title="Video director for a National Football League team comes out as gay" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>After spending 17 years as a National Football League employee, Rob Brakel is tired of being in the closet. He&#39;s come out to the league and his team, the Arizona Cardinals.</p> <p>In a&nbsp;Outports&nbsp;profile, the video director explains why he decided to be out.</p> <p>&#39;I don&#39;t care anymore,&#39; Brakel said in the 11 December Outsports article.</p> <p>&#39;Everyone around me knows who I am. I&#39;m a guy who will give the shirt off his back to help you. I&#39;ll do whatever I can to help people. And I&#39;ve had enough.&#39;</p> <p>The most immediate reason is the new book by&nbsp;Robbie Rogers. In Coming Out to Play, the American soccer pro chronicles how he always knew he was gay but didn&#39;t act on it.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/video-director-national-football-league-team-comes-out-gay" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/video-director-national-football-league-team-comes-out-gay" dc:title="Video director for a National Football League team comes out as gay" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6228" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/video-director-national-football-league-team-comes-out-gay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brakel coach Bruce Arians Football League employee Football League team Michael Sam National Football League recent team flight Rob Brakel video director civil rights Equality Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:45:56 +0000 ONE Community 6228 at http://www.onecommunity.co Video director for a National Football League team comes out as gay ONE Community Clock ticking as Religious Freedom Restoration Act awaits action in Michigan Senate http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/clock-ticking-religious-freedom-restoration-act-awaits-action-michigan-senate <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/51/clock-ticking-religious-freedom-restoration-act-awaits-action-michigan-senate" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/clock_ticking_as_religious_freedom_restoration_act_awaits_action_in_michigan_senate.jpg" alt="Clock ticking as Religious Freedom Restoration Act awaits action in Michigan Senate" title="Clock ticking as Religious Freedom Restoration Act awaits action in Michigan Senate" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The fate of a&nbsp;House-approvedReligious Freedom Restoration Act&nbsp;remains uncertain in the Michigan Senate, which is scheduled to meet just four more times this week before ending the 2013-14 session.</p> <p>Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, said Thursday that the Senate may&nbsp;take up the measure &ldquo;if we have time.&rdquo; And while he indicated there may be appetite among his fellow Republicans, he also made clear the upper chamber&nbsp;is looking at a pretty full plate.</p> <p>&ldquo;That&rsquo;s a relatively new thing to our caucus, so I&rsquo;m not going to let things leapfrog to the front of the agenda, the prioritized agenda, unless I get a clamoring for it,&rdquo; Richardville said.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/clock-ticking-religious-freedom-restoration-act-awaits-action-michigan-senate" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/clock-ticking-religious-freedom-restoration-act-awaits-action-michigan-senate" dc:title="Clock ticking as Religious Freedom Restoration Act awaits action in Michigan Senate" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6227" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/51/clock-ticking-religious-freedom-restoration-act-awaits-action-michigan-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> associate law professor child labor violations Christopher C. Lund federal RFRA for-profit business exemptions Freedom Restoration Act gay rights proposal House-approvedReligious Freedom Restoration Idaho RFRA Leader Randy Richardville LGBT anti-discrimination laws Lobby contraceptive case local non-discrimination ordinances medical care decisions Michigan Michigan Catholic Conference Michigan citizens Michigan RFRA Michigan Senate Mormon church leader national American Civil New Mexico Supreme new RFRA proposals policy counsel Eunice public policy goal relatively new thing religious claim religious exemption claims religious freedom law Religious Freedom Restoration religious liberty religious liberty legislation religious liberty protections religious liberty scholar RELIGIOUS LIBERTY CLAIMS religious objectors religious claims RFRA case law RFRA claim RFRA claims RFRA exemption RFRA litigation road funding deal Senate Minority Leader Senate The fate Speaker Jase Bolger state level RFRA Supreme Court Training Corps program Virginia law professor Wayne State University civil rights Equality Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:36:40 +0000 ONE Community 6227 at http://www.onecommunity.co Clock ticking as Religious Freedom Restoration Act awaits action in Michigan Senate ONE Community Insurers in New York Must Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery, Cuomo Says http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/insurers-new-york-must-cover-gender-reassignment-surgery-cuomo-says <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/50/insurers-new-york-must-cover-gender-reassignment-surgery-cuomo-says" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/insurers_in_new_york_must_cover_gender_reassignment_surgery_cuomo_says.jpg" alt="Insurers in New York Must Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery, Cuomo Says" title="Insurers in New York Must Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery, Cuomo Says" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lee Albertorio felt like a man trapped in a woman&rsquo;s body. After serving in the Air Force, he began taking hormones, which deepened his voice and made his physique more masculine.</p> <p>He changed his passport to reflect that he was male, and last year he decided to have a&nbsp;mastectomy, known as top surgery. But his insurance company told him the operation was cosmetic and refused to cover it, he said Wednesday.</p> <p>Now&nbsp;Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo&nbsp;is warning insurance companies that they will no longer be allowed to deny gender reassignment surgery or other treatment to change a person&rsquo;s gender, like hormone therapy, if a doctor has deemed that treatment medically necessary.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/insurers-new-york-must-cover-gender-reassignment-surgery-cuomo-says" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/insurers-new-york-must-cover-gender-reassignment-surgery-cuomo-says" dc:title="Insurers in New York Must Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery, Cuomo Says" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6226" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/insurers-new-york-must-cover-gender-reassignment-surgery-cuomo-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andrew M. Cuomo Cover Gender Reassignment gender dysphoria gender reassignment surgery insurance companies insurance coverage LGBT Healthcare New York New York State transgender civil rights transgender people Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:04:37 +0000 ONE Community 6226 at http://www.onecommunity.co Insurers in New York Must Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery, Cuomo Says ONE Community RELEASE: Major CAP Report Outlines Discrimination Against LGBT People; Calls for Legislation to Extend Protections http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/release-major-cap-report-outlines-discrimination-against-lgbt-people-calls-legislation- <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/50/release-major-cap-report-outlines-discrimination-against-lgbt-people-calls-legislation-" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/release_major_cap_report_outlines_discrimination_against_lgbt_people_calls_for_legislation_to_extend_protections.jpg" alt="RELEASE: Major CAP Report Outlines Discrimination Against LGBT People; Calls for Legislation to Extend Protections" title="RELEASE: Major CAP Report Outlines Discrimination Against LGBT People; Calls for Legislation to Extend Protections" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, the Center for American Progress released a groundbreaking new report outlining the pervasive discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, people in core facets of American life. The report, titled,&nbsp;&ldquo;We the People: Why Congress and U.S. States Must Pass Comprehensive LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections,&rdquo; is the first comprehensive review detailing the evidence of discrimination against the LGBT community in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, and credit. To address these inequities, the report calls for major legislation to extend protections to all Americans.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/release-major-cap-report-outlines-discrimination-against-lgbt-people-calls-legislation-" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/release-major-cap-report-outlines-discrimination-against-lgbt-people-calls-legislation-" dc:title="RELEASE: Major CAP Report Outlines Discrimination Against LGBT People; Calls for Legislation to Extend Protections" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6223" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/release-major-cap-report-outlines-discrimination-against-lgbt-people-calls-legislation-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American life basic protections center for american progress comprehensive nondiscrimination legislation Congress Employment Non-Discrimination Act executive vice president Executive Vice President for External Affairs explicit protections gain quality education groundbreaking new report LGBT Americans lgbt community LGBT equality LGBT leaders LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections LGBT people pervasive discrimination Report Outlines Discrimination same-sex marriage same-sex marriage prohibitions Sen. Jeff Merkley Senate civil rights Equality Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:33:51 +0000 ONE Community 6223 at http://www.onecommunity.co RELEASE: Major CAP Report Outlines Discrimination Against LGBT People; Calls for Legislation to Extend Protections ONE Community Olympic Committee Will Add Sexual Orientation To Charter's Non-Discrimination Language http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/olympic-committee-will-add-sexual-orientation-charters-non-discrimination-language <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/50/olympic-committee-will-add-sexual-orientation-charters-non-discrimination-language" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/olympic_committee_will_add_sexual_orientation_to_charter039s_non-discrimination_language.jpg" alt="Olympic Committee Will Add Sexual Orientation To Charter&amp;#039;s Non-Discrimination Language" title="Olympic Committee Will Add Sexual Orientation To Charter&#039;s Non-Discrimination Language" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In what&#39;s already being hailed as &quot;a great step forward,&quot; the International Olympic Committee has taken&nbsp;a significant move against future intolerance&nbsp;toward the lesbian, gay and bisexual community in the Olympic Games.</p> <p>The Chicago Tribune reports that IOC members unanimously voted to approve a recommendation which&nbsp;adds non-discrimination language regarding sexual orientation&nbsp;to the Olympic Charter.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/olympic-committee-will-add-sexual-orientation-charters-non-discrimination-language" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/olympic-committee-will-add-sexual-orientation-charters-non-discrimination-language" dc:title="Olympic Committee Will Add Sexual Orientation To Charter&#039;s Non-Discrimination Language" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6221" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/olympic-committee-will-add-sexual-orientation-charters-non-discrimination-language" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Added Hudson Taylor Andre Banks Anti-Gay Law Athlete Ally athletic competition bisexual community bisexual people Chicago Tribune city contracts email statement executive director future intolerance gay propaganda gender identity global outcry great step greater sign high-profile celebrities high-profile LGBT rights Huffington Post International Olympic Committee IOC members Lady Gaga non-discrimination language Olympic Charter Olympic Games Olympic Games host Olympic movement pivotal moment press release sexual orientation Sochi Games Sochi Olympics social origin transgender athletes Winter Olympics civil rights Equality Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:28:30 +0000 ONE Community 6221 at http://www.onecommunity.co Olympic Committee Will Add Sexual Orientation To Charter's Non-Discrimination Language ONE Community Rights Bill Sought for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/rights-bill-sought-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-americans <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/50/rights-bill-sought-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-americans" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/rights_bill_sought_for_lesbian_gay_bisexual_and_transgender_americans.jpg" alt="Rights Bill Sought for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans" title="Rights Bill Sought for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>As barriers to&nbsp;same-sex marriage&nbsp;fall across the country, gay rights advocates are planning their next battle on Capitol Hill: a push for sweeping legislation to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination, similar to the landmark&nbsp;Civil Rights Act&nbsp;that President Lyndon B. Johnson signed in 1964.</p> <p>Plans for a so-called comprehensive lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights bill are still in their infancy, and advocates say the campaign could take a decade or longer. With Republicans taking control of the House and the Senate in January, they say the measure has little chance of passing in the next two years.</p> <p>Continue reading the main story</p> <p>RELATED COVERAGE</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/rights-bill-sought-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-americans" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/rights-bill-sought-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-americans" dc:title="Rights Bill Sought for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6220" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/rights-bill-sought-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-americans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> american civil liberties big tactical mistakes broad civil rights Christian advocacy group civil rights Civil Rights Act civil rights groups dire social consequences Edward I. 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Other cities are increasing their share of these valuable residents at an even higher rate and have reached a high overall percentage, led by Denver, San Diego, Nashville, Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore., according to&nbsp;a report&nbsp;published Monday by&nbsp;City Observatory, a new think tank.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/where-young-college-graduates-are-choosing-live" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/where-young-college-graduates-are-choosing-live" dc:title="Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6219" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/50/where-young-college-graduates-are-choosing-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> City Observatory Denver Detroit percent Pittsburgh salt lake city San Diego young college graduates young people civil rights Equality Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:56:30 +0000 ONE Community 6219 at http://www.onecommunity.co Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live ONE Community Planting Peace Launches Holiday HIV/AIDS Campaign In Response To Anti-Gay Pastor's Remarks http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/planting-peace-launches-holiday-hivaids-campaign-response-anti-gay-pastors-remarks <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/49/planting-peace-launches-holiday-hivaids-campaign-response-anti-gay-pastors-remarks" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/steven-anderson.jpg" alt="Planting Peace Launches Holiday HIV/AIDS Campaign In Response To Anti-Gay Pastor&amp;#039;s Remarks" title="Planting Peace Launches Holiday HIV/AIDS Campaign In Response To Anti-Gay Pastor&#039;s Remarks" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>An advocacy group is responding to an&nbsp;Arizona pastor&#39;s viral anti-gay rant&nbsp;with aheartfelt holiday campaign.</p> <p>Organizers of&nbsp;Planting Peace, perhaps best known as the organization that brought you the rainbow-colored&nbsp;Equality House&nbsp;across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, launched the new fundraiser in response to Pastor Steven Anderson&#39;s claims that &quot;executing&quot; gays will help eradicate HIV/AIDS.</p> <p>The Planting Peace campaign is raising funds that will go toward helping people with HIV/AIDS, and for every donation made, a lump of coal will be sent to Tempe&#39;s Faithful Word Baptist Church, where Anderson is a pastor, in a festive package to be delivered on Christmas Eve.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/planting-peace-launches-holiday-hivaids-campaign-response-anti-gay-pastors-remarks" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/planting-peace-launches-holiday-hivaids-campaign-response-anti-gay-pastors-remarks" dc:title="Planting Peace Launches Holiday HIV/AIDS Campaign In Response To Anti-Gay Pastor&#039;s Remarks" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6217" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/planting-peace-launches-holiday-hivaids-campaign-response-anti-gay-pastors-remarks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anti-Gay Pastor Arizona pastor Holiday HIV/AIDS Campaign Pastor Steven Anderson Peace President Aaron Planting Peace Planting Peace campaign rainbow-colored Equality House Westboro Baptist Church Word Baptist Church civil rights Equality Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:22:37 +0000 ONE Community 6217 at http://www.onecommunity.co Planting Peace Launches Holiday HIV/AIDS Campaign In Response To Anti-Gay Pastor's Remarks ONE Community DIRECTV Continues To Dominate Super Bowl Week With First Ever DIRECTV Super Fan Festival in Glendale, AZ http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/directv-continues-dominate-super-bowl-week-first-ever-directv-super-fan-festival-glenda <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/49/directv-continues-dominate-super-bowl-week-first-ever-directv-super-fan-festival-glenda" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/directv_continues_to_dominate_super_bowl_week_with_first_ever_directv_super_fan_festival_in_glendale_az.png" alt="DIRECTV Continues To Dominate Super Bowl Week With First Ever DIRECTV Super Fan Festival in Glendale, AZ" title="DIRECTV Continues To Dominate Super Bowl Week With First Ever DIRECTV Super Fan Festival in Glendale, AZ" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <em><strong>The Three Day Music Festival will Feature Performances by Zac Brown Band, Calvin Harris, Imagine Dragons, Snoop Dogg, and Many More</strong></em><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Dec. 04, 2014&nbsp;&ndash; DIRECTV</strong>, the perennial host of star-studded, must-attend events on Super Bowl weekend, is setting the stage for the biggest pre-game bash ever &ndash; an unprecedented, three-day music festival featuring some of the top names in the industry.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/directv-continues-dominate-super-bowl-week-first-ever-directv-super-fan-festival-glenda" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/directv-continues-dominate-super-bowl-week-first-ever-directv-super-fan-festival-glenda" dc:title="DIRECTV Continues To Dominate Super Bowl Week With First Ever DIRECTV Super Fan Festival in Glendale, AZ" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6215" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/directv-continues-dominate-super-bowl-week-first-ever-directv-super-fan-festival-glenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> DIRECTV directv super fan HGTV Lodge super fan festival Super Fan Stage Zac Brown Band Community Events Fri, 05 Dec 2014 01:37:43 +0000 ONE Community 6215 at http://www.onecommunity.co DIRECTV Continues To Dominate Super Bowl Week With First Ever DIRECTV Super Fan Festival in Glendale, AZ ONE Community Glendale to wait on anti-discrimination ordinance until 2015 http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/glendale-wait-anti-discrimination-ordinance-until-2015 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/49/glendale-wait-anti-discrimination-ordinance-until-2015" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/glendale_to_wait_on_anti-discrimination_ordinance_until_2015.jpg" alt="Glendale to wait on anti-discrimination ordinance until 2015" title="Glendale to wait on anti-discrimination ordinance until 2015" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>GLENDALE, Ariz. &ndash; &nbsp;City officials will sign a document later this month pledging to protect individuals from discrimination within the local business community based on sexual orientation and gender identity.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the City Council Tuesday decided to put off consideration of two stronger measures &ndash; an anti-discrimination ordinance or a voter-approved city charter change &ndash; until after Jan. 1, when a new governing body will be in place. That panel will include three newly elected council members who will be sworn in Tuesday, Dec. 9.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is very big issue. The diversity of Glendale tends to be a very big part of it as the city grows,&rdquo; said outgoing Vice Mayor Yvonne Knaack.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/glendale-wait-anti-discrimination-ordinance-until-2015" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/glendale-wait-anti-discrimination-ordinance-until-2015" dc:title="Glendale to wait on anti-discrimination ordinance until 2015" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6213" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/glendale-wait-anti-discrimination-ordinance-until-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> anti-discrimination ordinance anti-discrimination section arizona businesses Arizona municipality basic options business meeting charter change citizens task force City Attorney Nancy city contractors City Council city officials city voters city’s Convention Community President Angela council members Councilman-elect Bart Turner diverse group East Valley folks events community final vote Gary Sherwood gender identity Glendale Glendale citizens great city Human Resources Director interactive web local business community Mayor Jerry Weiers Mayor Yvonne Knaack new business new governing body new law new ordinance newly elected council nondiscrimination ordinance observes nondiscrimination public input religious organizations scheduled local election Senate bills sexual orientation small businesses state legislature stronger measures transgender community Tuesday’s decision Unity Pledge voter-approved city charter Equality LGBT in Politics Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:35:58 +0000 ONE Community 6213 at http://www.onecommunity.co Glendale to wait on anti-discrimination ordinance until 2015 ONE Community What If: Lawmakers pass another SB 1062? http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/what-if-lawmakers-pass-another-sb-1062 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/49/what-if-lawmakers-pass-another-sb-1062" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/what_if_lawmakers_pass_another_sb_1062.jpg" alt="What If: Lawmakers pass another SB 1062?" title="What If: Lawmakers pass another SB 1062?" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>What If: Two lawmakers weigh the pros and cons of another religious-liberty bill.</p> <p>Speculation abounds that lawmakers will try to pass another bill like Senate Bill 1062, described by supporters as religious-liberty measure and by opponents as a denial of service to gays.</p> <p>We asked two experts: What would happen if the Legislature passes another SB 1062?</p> <p>----------------------------------------------------</p> <p>WE&#39;D PROTECT RIGHTS</p> <p>It&#39;s not hard to imagine what Arizona would look like if SB 1062 had been signed into law earlier this year, or if it were to ever come up again: It would look very similar to how Arizona &mdash; and the nation &mdash; look today.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/what-if-lawmakers-pass-another-sb-1062" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/what-if-lawmakers-pass-another-sb-1062" dc:title="What If: Lawmakers pass another SB 1062?" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6211" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/what-if-lawmakers-pass-another-sb-1062" target="_blank">read more</a></p> abortion-causing drugs Amendment rights Arizona Arizona State Legislature automatically equating faith biblical sexuality brazen attempts business owners certain legislators Chad Campbell civil-rights laws cold water common sense extensive list federal law federal laws government officials Green family Hobby Lobby House Minority Leader Houston pastors individual rights insurance plans legal protection LGBTQ community local governments Nancy Barto national spotlight new governor new right outright lies people taxi positive light radical agenda religious conscience religious-liberty measure restaurant service SB State Senator Supreme Court upcoming session vast majority Equality LGBT in Politics Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:18:04 +0000 ONE Community 6211 at http://www.onecommunity.co What If: Lawmakers pass another SB 1062? ONE Community THE HOLIDAY SEASON ARRIVES AT SHERATON PHOENIX DOWNTOWN HOTEL http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/the-holiday-season-arrives-sheraton-phoenix-downtown-hotel <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/49/the-holiday-season-arrives-sheraton-phoenix-downtown-hotel" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/the_holiday_season_arrives_at_sheraton_phoenix_downtown_hotel.jpg" alt="THE HOLIDAY SEASON ARRIVES AT SHERATON PHOENIX DOWNTOWN HOTEL" title="THE HOLIDAY SEASON ARRIVES AT SHERATON PHOENIX DOWNTOWN HOTEL" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Property Offers a Variety of Ways to Connect with Family and Friends throughout Decem</strong>ber</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/the-holiday-season-arrives-sheraton-phoenix-downtown-hotel" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/the-holiday-season-arrives-sheraton-phoenix-downtown-hotel" dc:title="THE HOLIDAY SEASON ARRIVES AT SHERATON PHOENIX DOWNTOWN HOTEL" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6206" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/49/the-holiday-season-arrives-sheraton-phoenix-downtown-hotel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> District American Kitchen Phoenix Downtown Hotel sheraton phoenix downtown Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel wine bar Community Events Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:18:12 +0000 ONE Community 6206 at http://www.onecommunity.co THE HOLIDAY SEASON ARRIVES AT SHERATON PHOENIX DOWNTOWN HOTEL ONE Community Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/48/arkansas-gay-marriage-ban-struck-down-federal-judge <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/48/arkansas-gay-marriage-ban-struck-down-federal-judge" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/arkansas_gay_marriage_ban_struck_down_by_federal_judge.jpg" alt="Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge" title="Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) &mdash; A federal judge struck down Arkansas&#39; gay marriage ban on Tuesday, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses.</p> <p>U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker ruled in favor of two same-sex couples who had challenged a 2004 constitutional amendment and earlier state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman, arguing that the ban violated the U.S. Constitution and discriminated based on sexual orientation.</p> <p>But Baker put her ruling on hold, and the state is expected to appeal it to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in St. Louis.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/48/arkansas-gay-marriage-ban-struck-down-federal-judge" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/48/arkansas-gay-marriage-ban-struck-down-federal-judge" dc:title="Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6205" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/48/arkansas-gay-marriage-ban-struck-down-federal-judge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> District Judge Kristine earlier state law federal anti-gay marriage Federal Judge LITTLE Gay Marriage gay marriage ban General Dustin McDaniel Judge Chris Piazza Marriage Ban Struck state supreme court U.S. Supreme Court Equality Gay Marriage Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:29:42 +0000 ONE Community 6205 at http://www.onecommunity.co Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge ONE Community Toad, 'Super Mario Bros' Nintendo Character, Doesn't Identify Along The Gender Binary http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/48/toad-super-mario-bros-nintendo-character-doesnt-identify-along-the-gender-binary <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/48/toad-super-mario-bros-nintendo-character-doesnt-identify-along-the-gender-binary" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/toad_039super_mario_bros039_nintendo_character_doesn039t_identify_along_the_gender_binary.png" alt="Toad, &amp;#039;Super Mario Bros&amp;#039; Nintendo Character, Doesn&amp;#039;t Identify Along The Gender Binary" title="Toad, &#039;Super Mario Bros&#039; Nintendo Character, Doesn&#039;t Identify Along The Gender Binary" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Gaming giant Nintendo made a shocking announcement last week that one of its most beloved characters doesn&#39;t identify along the gender binary.</p> <p>Toad, Mario&#39;s buddy in classic games like &quot;Super Mario Bros. 2,&quot; has long been assumed to be male but was in fact intended to be genderless. During an interview discussing &quot;Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker,&quot; a new game from Nintendo, producer Koichi Hayashida&nbsp;revealed some surprising new info&nbsp;about Toad, Toadette and the gender binary.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/48/toad-super-mario-bros-nintendo-character-doesnt-identify-along-the-gender-binary" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/48/toad-super-mario-bros-nintendo-character-doesnt-identify-along-the-gender-binary" dc:title="Toad, &#039;Super Mario Bros&#039; Nintendo Character, Doesn&#039;t Identify Along The Gender Binary" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6204" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/48/toad-super-mario-bros-nintendo-character-doesnt-identify-along-the-gender-binary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 'Super Mario Bros Captain Toad Super Mario Bros. toad LGBT in the media Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:13:14 +0000 ONE Community 6204 at http://www.onecommunity.co Toad, 'Super Mario Bros' Nintendo Character, Doesn't Identify Along The Gender Binary ONE Community