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Committed to the Community. http://www.onecommunity.co/rss.xml en How the advent of AIDS advanced gay rights http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/how-the-advent-aids-advanced-gay-rights <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/33/how-the-advent-aids-advanced-gay-rights" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/how_the_advent_of_aids_advanced_gay_rights.jpg" alt="How the advent of AIDS advanced gay rights" title="How the advent of AIDS advanced gay rights" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The deadly disease, renamed acquired immune deficiency syndrome after the virus was identified, travelled quickly through the gay community, but fear travelled even faster in mainstream society.</p> <p>Gay men, even men suspected of being gay, lost their jobs &ndash; they were evicted from apartments and they were ostracized. Newspapers carried earnest stories about the risks of catching AIDS from a toilet seat in a public restroom. Funeral homes refused to handle bodies, and hospitals turned patients away, or placed them in isolation. There was talk of quarantining the sick in modern-day leper colonies and tattooing the infected to warn prospective sex partners of the danger.</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/2014/33/how-the-advent-aids-advanced-gay-rights" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/how-the-advent-aids-advanced-gay-rights" dc:title="How the advent of AIDS advanced gay rights" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6042" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/how-the-advent-aids-advanced-gay-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AIDS AIDS epidemic AIDS group Act AIDS highway AIDS spread anti-homosexuality laws bar gays Canadian AIDS Treatment communications director deadly disease death penalty disturbingly state-sanctioned homophobia Dr. Semugoma early battles far-right fundamentalist preachers Gay activist David gay bars gay bathhouse subculture gay community gay man Gay Marriage gay men gay men. gay plague gay rights gay rights movement harsh prison sentences heterosexual disease HIV-AIDS HIV-positive men human-rights protections immune deficiency syndrome International Treatment Preparedness intravenous drug users large parts long-time AIDS activist mainstream family activities modern-day leper colonies Mr. Jackson New York bar perverse sexual habits pestilent homosexuals president ronald reagan prospective sex partners repressive anti-homosexuality laws seemingly mundane issues South Africa Time magazine Western world World Pride civil rights Equality Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:13:30 +0000 ONE Community 6042 at http://www.onecommunity.co How the advent of AIDS advanced gay rights ONE Community Tempe voters weigh discrimination against gay people http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/tempe-voters-weigh-discrimination-against-gay-people <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/33/tempe-voters-weigh-discrimination-against-gay-people" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/tempe_voters_weigh_discrimination_against_gay_people.jpg" alt="Tempe voters weigh discrimination against gay people" title="Tempe voters weigh discrimination against gay people" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cities have become the battleground that pits individuals who advocate for religious liberties against those who struggle to secure equal rights for gay and transgender Americans.</p> <p>The local clashes come after a more than 20-year effort by gay-rights groups to push the United States Congress to pass a federal law that would ban employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.</p> <p>Last year, the U.S. Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) 64-32, bolstering gay-rights advocates&#39; hopes for sweeping change. The measure stalled in the House.</p> <p>Gay-rights leaders have increasingly sought success on a more local level.</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/2014/33/tempe-voters-weigh-discrimination-against-gay-people" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/tempe-voters-weigh-discrimination-against-gay-people" dc:title="Tempe voters weigh discrimination against gay people" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6041" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/tempe-voters-weigh-discrimination-against-gay-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American civil-rights fights Arizona State University broader widespread movement Christian Legal Society City Charter rights city leaders city personnel rules civil rights conservative state laws Employment Non-Discrimination Act Equal Rights familial status federal discrimination laws gay community gay people Cities gay residents gay rights gay-rights advocates gay-rights groups gay-rights leaders gender identity Gov. Jan Brewer Houston City Council human rights commission liberal city council liberal city leaders Mayor Mark Mitchell military veteran status municipal workers national origin non-discrimination municipal protections non-discrimination ordinances political science professor religious liberties San Francisco AIDS sets legal precedent sexual orientation similar ordinance so-called non-discrimination ordinances Tempe Tempe City Council Tempe council members Tempe Councilman Kolby Tempe Mayor Neil Tempe municipal workers Tempe politicians Tempe voters traditional social values U.S. military veteran various leftists elements civil rights Equality Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:30:20 +0000 ONE Community 6041 at http://www.onecommunity.co Tempe voters weigh discrimination against gay people ONE Community Brittney Griner Proposes To Girlfriend Glory Johnson http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/brittney-griner-proposes-girlfriend-glory-johnson <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/33/brittney-griner-proposes-girlfriend-glory-johnson" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/brittney_griner_proposes_to_girlfriend_glory_johnson.jpg" alt="Brittney Griner Proposes To Girlfriend Glory Johnson" title="Brittney Griner Proposes To Girlfriend Glory Johnson" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Grab the tissues!</p> <p>One of our favorite openly lesbian athletes, Brittney Griner, proposed to her girlfriend, Tulsa Shock&rsquo;s Glory Johnson, this week and documented the whole experience using Instagram.</p> <p>Griner, who plays for the Phoenix Mercury, posted this photo with the following caption: &ldquo;Last Night was a Night to Remember. I became the happiest person on this earth! (almost pass out but when that one word came out I came back to life) Me and my baby @missvol25 are in it for Life.&quot;</p> <p>Adorable! We couldn&#39;t be happier for these two. Johnson also shared the news through her own Instagram by posting this picture with the caption, &quot;What I get to wake up to @brittneygriner #LoveMakesYouDoTheCraziestThings.&rdquo;</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/2014/33/brittney-griner-proposes-girlfriend-glory-johnson" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/brittney-griner-proposes-girlfriend-glory-johnson" dc:title="Brittney Griner Proposes To Girlfriend Glory Johnson" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6040" /> </rdf:RDF> --> Brittney Griner Girlfriend Glory Johnson Glory Johnson openly lesbian athletes civil rights Equality Gay Marriage Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:39:24 +0000 nvillamon 6040 at http://www.onecommunity.co Brittney Griner Proposes To Girlfriend Glory Johnson nvillamon Shop at Fry's and Give Back through the Fry’s Community Rewards Program http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/shop-frys-and-give-back-through-the-fry%E2%80%99s-community-rewards-program <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/33/shop-frys-and-give-back-through-the-fry%E2%80%99s-community-rewards-program" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/shop_at_fry039s_and_give_back_through_the_frys_community_rewards_program.jpeg" alt="Shop at Fry&amp;#039;s and Give Back through the Fry’s Community Rewards Program" title="Shop at Fry&#039;s and Give Back through the Fry’s Community Rewards Program" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Fry&#39;s V.I.P Rewards members can register their card to benefit the ONE Community Foundation.&nbsp;Every time you shop at Fry&#39;s a portion of your sale will directly benefit us. The good news is it&#39;s free and all you have to do is register your rewards card. &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/2014/33/shop-frys-and-give-back-through-the-fry%E2%80%99s-community-rewards-program" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/shop-frys-and-give-back-through-the-fry%E2%80%99s-community-rewards-program" dc:title="Shop at Fry&#039;s and Give Back through the Fry’s Community Rewards Program" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6039" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/shop-frys-and-give-back-through-the-fry%E2%80%99s-community-rewards-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Community Rewards Program Fry Fry’s Community online fry Rewards Program Fry V.I.P Rewards members Business civil rights Equality Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:02:42 +0000 ONE Community 6039 at http://www.onecommunity.co Shop at Fry's and Give Back through the Fry’s Community Rewards Program ONE Community Anthony Bourdain Backs Gay Marriage As Part Of HRC's 'Americans For Marriage Equality' Campaign http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/anthony-bourdain-backs-gay-marriage-part-hrcs-americans-marriage-equality-campaign <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/33/anthony-bourdain-backs-gay-marriage-part-hrcs-americans-marriage-equality-campaign" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/anthony_bourdain_backs_gay_marriage_as_part_of_hrc039s_039americans_for_marriage_equality039_campaign_.jpg" alt="Anthony Bourdain Backs Gay Marriage As Part Of HRC&amp;#039;s &amp;#039;Americans For Marriage Equality&amp;#039; Campaign " title="Anthony Bourdain Backs Gay Marriage As Part Of HRC&#039;s &#039;Americans For Marriage Equality&#039; Campaign " width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following in the footsteps of fellow celebrities&nbsp;Susan Sarandon&nbsp;and&nbsp;Tony Hawk, chef and Emmy-winning television host Anthony Bourdain spoke out in support of same-sex marriage this week as part of the Human Rights Campaign&#39;s (HRC)&nbsp;Americans for Marriage Equality&nbsp;campaign.</p> <p>&quot;The people I admire -- whoever they are, wherever they are -- are people who are proud, who do things with love [and] feel a sense of responsibility to others,&quot; Bourdain says in the HRC clip. &quot;The desire to love and be responsible to another person, to commit to another human being -- these are virtues.&quot;</p> <p>Among those to praise the &quot;Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations&quot; host, 58, was HRC spokesperson Charles Joughin.</p> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embedded-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vINAcxHONj0"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/videos/thumbnails/emvideo-youtube-vINAcxHONj0.jpg" alt="Watch video" title="Watch video" width="160" height="120" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!-- <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/2014/33/anthony-bourdain-backs-gay-marriage-part-hrcs-americans-marriage-equality-campaign" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/anthony-bourdain-backs-gay-marriage-part-hrcs-americans-marriage-equality-campaign" dc:title="Anthony Bourdain Backs Gay Marriage As Part Of HRC&#039;s &#039;Americans For Marriage Equality&#039; Campaign " trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6038" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/anthony-bourdain-backs-gay-marriage-part-hrcs-americans-marriage-equality-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anthony Bourdain Anthony Bourdain Backs host Anthony Bourdain HRC HRC clip HRC spokesperson Charles Human Rights Campaign Marriage Equality campaign civil rights Equality Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:26:53 +0000 ONE Community 6038 at http://www.onecommunity.co Anthony Bourdain Backs Gay Marriage As Part Of HRC's 'Americans For Marriage Equality' Campaign ONE Community Arizona Appeals Court: 'Pregnant Man' can get a divorce http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/arizona-appeals-court-pregnant-man-can-get-divorce <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/33/arizona-appeals-court-pregnant-man-can-get-divorce" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/arizona_appeals_court_039pregnant_man039_can_get_a_divorce.jpg" alt="Arizona Appeals Court: &amp;#039;Pregnant Man&amp;#039; can get a divorce" title="Arizona Appeals Court: &#039;Pregnant Man&#039; can get a divorce" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that &quot;Pregnant Man&quot; Thomas Beatie could get his Hawaiian marriage dissolved in an Arizona court.</p> <p>The ruling means that, in Arizona, transgender persons who have legally changed their birth certificates to reflect their new gender are afforded the same rights to get driver&#39;s licenses and marriage licenses as any other individuals.</p> <p>Beatie, 40, was born female, but in 1997, he began testing to determine his psychological gender, and in 2002 underwent the first of his gender-reassignment surgeries. Under Hawaiian law, he was able to have his birth certificate amended and be legally recognized as male. He subsequently married.</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/2014/33/arizona-appeals-court-pregnant-man-can-get-divorce" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/arizona-appeals-court-pregnant-man-can-get-divorce" dc:title="Arizona Appeals Court: &#039;Pregnant Man&#039; can get a divorce" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6037" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/arizona-appeals-court-pregnant-man-can-get-divorce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arizona Arizona Appeals Court Beatie birth certificate birth certificates Pregnant Man Thomas Beatie civil rights Equality Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:01:28 +0000 ONE Community 6037 at http://www.onecommunity.co Arizona Appeals Court: 'Pregnant Man' can get a divorce ONE Community ASU football player Chip Sarafin announces he is gay http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/asu-football-player-chip-sarafin-announces-he-gay <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/33/asu-football-player-chip-sarafin-announces-he-gay" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/asu_football_player_chip_sarafin_announces_he_is_gay.jpg" alt="ASU football player Chip Sarafin announces he is gay" title="ASU football player Chip Sarafin announces he is gay" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>One thing that&#39;s been made clear throughout Arizona State University&#39;s first two weeks of practice: The Sun Devils&#39; theme of brotherhood.</p> <p>And that&#39;s no different today, when the news broke nationally that Chip Sarafin, a non-scholarship offensive lineman, has come out publicly as gay.</p> <p>In this month&#39;s issue of Tempe-based Compete magazine, Sarafin tells writer Joshua Wyrick&nbsp;that he is gay.</p> <p>According to Wyrik, ASU offered up the story, telling the magazine&#39;s editor-in-chief about Sarafin being open with his teammates. Then the university suggested Wyrik, a recent ASU graduate, come out as soon as possible for an interview on campus.</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/2014/33/asu-football-player-chip-sarafin-announces-he-gay" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/asu-football-player-chip-sarafin-announces-he-gay" dc:title="ASU football player Chip Sarafin announces he is gay" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6036" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/asu-football-player-chip-sarafin-announces-he-gay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chip Sarafin player Chip Sarafin Sarafin Sarafin news St. Louis Rams Sun Devils civil rights Equality Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:36:21 +0000 ONE Community 6036 at http://www.onecommunity.co ASU football player Chip Sarafin announces he is gay ONE Community 63 Texas Lawmakers: Gay Marriage Will Lead to Incest, Pedophilia, Polygamy http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/63-texas-lawmakers-gay-marriage-will-lead-incest-pedophilia-polygamy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/33/63-texas-lawmakers-gay-marriage-will-lead-incest-pedophilia-polygamy" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/63_texas_lawmakers_gay_marriage_will_lead_to_incest_pedophilia_polygamy.jpg" alt="63 Texas Lawmakers: Gay Marriage Will Lead to Incest, Pedophilia, Polygamy" title="63 Texas Lawmakers: Gay Marriage Will Lead to Incest, Pedophilia, Polygamy" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dozens of Texas lawmakers believe that overturning the state&rsquo;s ban on same-gender marriage will lead to the legalization of incest, pedophilia and polygamy, and are using that argument to try to convince a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.</p> <p>In an&nbsp;amicus brief filed&nbsp;with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 63 members of the Texas legislature claimed that a federal court overstepped its bounds in ruling the state&rsquo;s same-gender-marriage ban unconstitutional.</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/2014/33/63-texas-lawmakers-gay-marriage-will-lead-incest-pedophilia-polygamy" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/63-texas-lawmakers-gay-marriage-will-lead-incest-pedophilia-polygamy" dc:title="63 Texas Lawmakers: Gay Marriage Will Lead to Incest, Pedophilia, Polygamy" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6035" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/63-texas-lawmakers-gay-marriage-will-lead-incest-pedophilia-polygamy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> amicus brief federal court legal same-gender marriage same-gender marriage same-sex marriage civil rights Equality Gay Marriage Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:47:28 +0000 ONE Community 6035 at http://www.onecommunity.co 63 Texas Lawmakers: Gay Marriage Will Lead to Incest, Pedophilia, Polygamy ONE Community Four Top 50 Companies Sign Amicus Brief Supporting Marriage Equality http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/four-top-50-companies-sign-amicus-brief-supporting-marriage-equality <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/33/four-top-50-companies-sign-amicus-brief-supporting-marriage-equality" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/four_top_50_companies_sign_amicus_brief_supporting_marriage_equality.jpg" alt="Four Top 50 Companies Sign Amicus Brief Supporting Marriage Equality" title="Four Top 50 Companies Sign Amicus Brief Supporting Marriage Equality" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Four&nbsp;DiversityInc Top 50&nbsp;companies are among 23 employers that have signed on to&nbsp;an amicus brief in support of same-gender marriage.</p> <p>The four are&nbsp;Cummins&nbsp;(No. 15),&nbsp;Marriott International&nbsp;(No. 16),Target&nbsp;(No. 22) and&nbsp;WellPoint&nbsp;(No. 29). In addition, Pfizer, one ofDiversityInc&rsquo;s 25 Noteworthy Companies, also joined.</p> <p>The brief has been submitted as&nbsp;part of an appeal that will be heard on Aug. 26&nbsp;in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago regarding the legality of same-gender-marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin. The court initially was scheduled to hear separate cases when federal judges overturned bans in both states, but it combined the two cases into one.</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/2014/33/four-top-50-companies-sign-amicus-brief-supporting-marriage-equality" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/four-top-50-companies-sign-amicus-brief-supporting-marriage-equality" dc:title="Four Top 50 Companies Sign Amicus Brief Supporting Marriage Equality" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6034" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/four-top-50-companies-sign-amicus-brief-supporting-marriage-equality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> above-captioned cases amicus brief biggest Minneapolis-based corporations brief s summary business impact businesses chief human resources Circuit Court competitive benefits competitive disadvantage complicated benefits couples share current laws—in places disparate laws district court opinions DiversityInc executive vice president federal judges General Mills Indiana largest companies leadership team lesbian citizens lgbt community LGBT employees LGBT team members married same-sex couples Marriott International Minneapolis Star Tribune multiple states No. Noteworthy Companies Officer Jodee Kozlak opposite-sex couples positive impact productivity andperformance real world right time same-gender marriage same-gender-marriage bans same-sex couples separate cases Sign Amicus Brief state laws state legislature state referendum Supporting Marriage Equality Target Target internal-messaging site uniform principle unjust status quo civil rights Equality Gay Marriage Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:45:29 +0000 ONE Community 6034 at http://www.onecommunity.co Four Top 50 Companies Sign Amicus Brief Supporting Marriage Equality ONE Community Big businesses still fighting for same-sex marriage http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/big-businesses-still-fighting-same-sex-marriage <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/33/big-businesses-still-fighting-same-sex-marriage" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/big_businesses_still_fighting_for_same-sex_marriage.jpg" alt="Big businesses still fighting for same-sex marriage" title="Big businesses still fighting for same-sex marriage" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For many of the nation&#39;s largest businesses, the fight for same-sex marriage didn&#39;t end when the Supreme Court decided to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act last year.</p> <p>While the federal government now recognizes&nbsp;same-sex marriage, individual states still get to make their own rules. And since&nbsp;many states&nbsp;continue to prohibit it, navigating through this patchwork of laws can be extremely complicated for national companies.</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/2014/33/big-businesses-still-fighting-same-sex-marriage" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/big-businesses-still-fighting-same-sex-marriage" dc:title="Big businesses still fighting for same-sex marriage" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6033" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/big-businesses-still-fighting-same-sex-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> active cases administrative issues Big businesses blog post states brief states business decision CBS commenter company health insurance competitive disadvantage CSCO current laws Employee Benefit Plans federal government God individual states International Foundation Julie Stich law firm legal brief man Marriage Act Marriage Equality medical leave national companies PFE president Jodee Kozlak republican gubernatorial candidate research director rules same-sex couple same-sex couples same-sex marriage spousal benefits spousal Social Security Starbucks state bans state income tax state law state laws statement strong reactions support Supreme Court Target executive vice Tech30 time Target unnecessary costs Wisconsin Yay civil rights Equality Gay Marriage Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:42:10 +0000 ONE Community 6033 at http://www.onecommunity.co Big businesses still fighting for same-sex marriage ONE Community Top 20 tips for how business can support its LGBT workforce http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/top-20-tips-how-business-can-support-its-lgbt-workforce <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/33/top-20-tips-how-business-can-support-its-lgbt-workforce" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/top_20_tips_for_how_business_can_support_its_lgbt_workforce.jpg" alt="Top 20 tips for how business can support its LGBT workforce" title="Top 20 tips for how business can support its LGBT workforce" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Being inclusive means more than just obeying the law. Failure to take positive action for LGBT people can harm a company&#39;s workforce, its reputation and growth..</p> <p>The idea that LGBT inclusion is a non-issue, something that doesn&#39;t need to be dealt with, is widespread within business. Many are the leaders who stick their heads in the sand, ignoring the matter altogether and consequently harming the trust, growth and reputation of their business.</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/2014/33/top-20-tips-how-business-can-support-its-lgbt-workforce" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/top-20-tips-how-business-can-support-its-lgbt-workforce" dc:title="Top 20 tips for how business can support its LGBT workforce" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6032" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/top-20-tips-how-business-can-support-its-lgbt-workforce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian swimmer Ian basic human rights business support councillor Jovanka Beckles dedicated lobby groups Gender neutral language global support network homophobic abuse homophobic bullying homophobic language inclusive means Jovanka Beckles LGBT Inclusion LGBT matters LGBT people LGBT role models LGBT visibility worldwide LGBT workforce Lib Dem councillor partner positive action Promote straight allies senior LGBT people specific medical coverage support emerging talent Support local LGBT tackles homophobic bullying training outlines regulations UK Business civil rights Equality Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:58:27 +0000 ONE Community 6032 at http://www.onecommunity.co Top 20 tips for how business can support its LGBT workforce ONE Community September Concerts & Events at MIM http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/september-concerts-events-mim <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/33/september-concerts-events-mim" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/september_concerts_amp_events_at_mim.jpg" alt="September Concerts &amp;amp; Events at MIM" title="September Concerts &amp; Events at MIM" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="rtecenter"><strong>September 2014 Concerts &amp; Events</strong><br /> As of August 8, 2014<br /> The Musical Instrument Museum is located at 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix (corner of Tatum and Mayo Boulevards, just south of Loop 101).<br /> Tickets/Info&nbsp;(unless otherwise specified): MIM.org or 480.478.6000</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/2014/33/september-concerts-events-mim" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/september-concerts-events-mim" dc:title="September Concerts &amp; Events at MIM" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6030" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/september-concerts-events-mim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> acoustic music additional details Alabama Arizona Arizona Opera Arizona Opera singers Artist Gallery beautiful October weather biggest event Blake Mills Carter Family concert contact Katherine Palmer contemporary roots music contemporary super guitarists Craig Podolsky Guitar Cremona David Bromberg Download photos E. Mayo Boulevard early childhood music European sounds exhibit – Violin Experience Italy fall concert series family-friendly activities fiery creative personas Fiona Apple food trucks four-week session free parking/shuttle service gallery talk global music Gospel Music Awards Gospel Music Hall Grammy Awards HBO Horse Lover Horse Lover’s Park inaugural music festival. international music scene Italian music Italian wines Italy jazz rock fans Johnny Cash Joshua Craig Podolsky Joshua Craig Podolsky Guitar Clinic Katherine Palmer Lisa Fischer live music performances local pop-up performers master shredder Joshua MIM MIM Musical Interludes MIMkids MIMkids Musical Adventures mimkids passport MIMkids passport stamps Mini Music Makers monthly update multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz multiple items music music blends music making Musical Adventures Series musical heroes—Jim Keltner musical icons Musical Instrument Museum new exhibit new exhibits new musical culture new york times notable local talents opening theme p.m press release prolific solo work raucous big band Salif Keita Sarah Jarosz signature cultural celebration singer-songwriter Salif Keita solo acoustic blues special gallery presentation Sugar Hill Records Tetra String Quartet tickets Tom Waits Tom Waits song traditional African instruments traditional griot music true jazz rock truly unique exhibits video game music West African influences winner Gaby Moreno World Music Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:23:15 +0000 ONE Community 6030 at http://www.onecommunity.co September Concerts & Events at MIM ONE Community Target Finally Comes Out In Support Of Gay Marriage http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/target-finally-comes-out-support-gay-marriage <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/33/target-finally-comes-out-support-gay-marriage" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/target_finally_comes_out_in_support_of_gay_marriage.jpg" alt="Target Finally Comes Out In Support Of Gay Marriage" title="Target Finally Comes Out In Support Of Gay Marriage" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Target announced its support for same-sex marriage in a court filing on Tuesday, finally putting an end to years of dodging the subject.</p> <p>The mass market retailer signed an amicus brief in a case before a federal appeals court in Chicago, joining other big companies that have taken a stand for marriage equality. The case deals with legal issues in Wisconsin and Indiana, two states where lower courts have struck down gay-marriage bans.</p> <p>&quot;It is our belief that everyone should be treated equally under the law, and that includes rights we believe individuals should have related to marriage,&quot; Jodee Kozlak, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Target, said in a statement posted on the company&#39;s official blog.</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/2014/33/target-finally-comes-out-support-gay-marriage" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/target-finally-comes-out-support-gay-marriage" dc:title="Target Finally Comes Out In Support Of Gay Marriage" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6029" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/target-finally-comes-out-support-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> amicus brief big companies broad range chief human resources civil rights cases competitive benefits Corporate Equality Index corporate policies executive vice president federal appeals court Gay Marriage Target gay-marriage bans home state Human Rights Campaign Jodee Kozlak legal action legal issues LGBT employees lgbt workers long offered comprehensive lower courts major U.S. corporations Marriage Equality mass market retailer MN Marriage amendment official blog official stance open backing right time same-sex marriage significant impact stance public state constitution strongly held views Target Target spokeswoman U.S. courts wedding registry ads worldwide workforce Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:29:34 +0000 ONE Community 6029 at http://www.onecommunity.co Target Finally Comes Out In Support Of Gay Marriage ONE Community Healing Power of Music http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/healing-power-music <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/33/healing-power-music" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/healing_power_of_music.jpg" alt="Healing Power of Music" title="Healing Power of Music" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hospice of the Valley&rsquo;s dementia program director, Maribeth Gallagher, will lead a Q &amp; A session following the August 15 debut of an uplifting new documentary, &ldquo;Alive Inside,&rsquo;&rsquo; about music and dementia. Gallagher, an internationally recognized dementia leader and a doctor of nursing practice, will be available after the 7:10 p.m. showing in Scottsdale.</p> <p class="rtecenter">Alive Inside&rdquo;&nbsp;<br /> Harkins Camelview<br /> 7001 E. Highland, Scottsdale<br /> Visit harkinstheatres.com for all dates and showtimes</p> <p><em>Not-for-profit Hospice of the Valley has been recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative&nbsp;<br /> dementia care.&nbsp;</em></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/2014/33/healing-power-music" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/healing-power-music" dc:title="Healing Power of Music" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6027" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/33/healing-power-music" target="_blank">read more</a></p> dementia dementia care Dementia hospice program dementia program director E. Highland Gardiner Home Healing Power hospice care hospice dementia patients internationally recognized dementia late-stage dementia patients loved ones Maribeth Gallagher Music Hospice new documentary Not-for-profit Hospice nursing practice palliative care unit sensory stimulation Visit harkinstheatres.com Business One Community Business Member Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:22:52 +0000 ONE Community 6027 at http://www.onecommunity.co Healing Power of Music ONE Community Phoenix's once controversial anti-bias law has little impact http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/32/phoenixs-once-controversial-anti-bias-law-has-little-impact <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/32/phoenixs-once-controversial-anti-bias-law-has-little-impact" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/phoenix039s_once_controversial_anti-bias_law_has_little_impact.jpg" alt="Phoenix&amp;#039;s once controversial anti-bias law has little impact" title="Phoenix&#039;s once controversial anti-bias law has little impact" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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&#39;s bathrooms under the guise that they are transgender.</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/2014/32/phoenixs-once-controversial-anti-bias-law-has-little-impact" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/32/phoenixs-once-controversial-anti-bias-law-has-little-impact" dc:title="Phoenix&#039;s once controversial anti-bias law has little impact" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6022" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/32/phoenixs-once-controversial-anti-bias-law-has-little-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> anti-bias law anti-discrimination laws anti-discrimination ordinance anti-discrimination ordinances Arizona Policy Attorney broad civil-rights protections business owners businesses cases city city leaders City Manager Ed city officials closely held companies Councilman Jim Waring Discrimination discrimination complaints employees insurance coverage Equal Opportunity Department federal law federal Religious Freedom Freedom Restoration Act gay-rights leaders Gov. Jan Brewer group Equality Arizona Hobby Lobby case Hobby Lobby ruling Human Relations Ordinance individual religious-freedom rights jail free card LGBT residents little direct impact non-discrimination law ordinance phoenix phoenix city council Phoenix gay bar Phoenix Mayor Greg Phoenix officials potentially sweeping consequences public records state religious beliefs religious reasons religious traditionalists sexual orientation similar anti-discrimination law similar civil-rights laws small businesses state lawmakers transgender residents unlawful discrimination civil rights Equality Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:34:55 +0000 ONE Community 6022 at http://www.onecommunity.co Phoenix's once controversial anti-bias law has little impact ONE Community Mercury and APS to host "Green Night" on Tuesday, August 5 http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/31/mercury-and-aps-host-green-night-tuesday-august-5 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/31/mercury-and-aps-host-green-night-tuesday-august-5" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/mercury_and_aps_to_host_quotgreen_nightquot_on_tuesday_august_5.jpg" alt="Mercury and APS to host &amp;quot;Green Night&amp;quot; on Tuesday, August 5" title="Mercury and APS to host &quot;Green Night&quot; on Tuesday, August 5" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>PHOENIX &ndash;&nbsp;The Phoenix Mercury and Arizona Public Service (APS) will host their annual &ldquo;Green Night&rdquo; on Tuesday, August 5 when the team takes on the Atlanta Dream at US Airways Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> US Airways Center will be powered by renewable energy, like solar, from APS. The Mercury purchased 45,000 kilowatt-hours of green energy, which is enough to power the entire game.<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/2014/31/mercury-and-aps-host-green-night-tuesday-august-5" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/31/mercury-and-aps-host-green-night-tuesday-august-5" dc:title="Mercury and APS to host &quot;Green Night&quot; on Tuesday, August 5" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6018" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/31/mercury-and-aps-host-green-night-tuesday-august-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airways Center APS APS Refrigerator Recycling Arizona Public Service Atlanta Dream EcoSmart® shirts entire game free EcoSmart® shirt green energy Green Night green shooting shirts green tips Mercury Mercury matchup percent polyester Phoenix Mercury plastic bottles. pre-game warm-up Program in-arena renewable energy US Airways Center Entertainment One Community Business Member Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:16:30 +0000 ONE Community 6018 at http://www.onecommunity.co Mercury and APS to host "Green Night" on Tuesday, August 5 ONE Community 1,000 BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT UNITY Pledge http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/31/1000-businesses-organizations-support-unity-pledge <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/31/1000-businesses-organizations-support-unity-pledge" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/1000_businesses_amp_organizations_support_unity_pledge.jpg" alt="1,000 BUSINESSES &amp;amp; ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT UNITY Pledge" title="1,000 BUSINESSES &amp; ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT UNITY Pledge" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ONE Community is proud to announce that we have hit our first major milestone of getting 1,000 businesses and organizations to come out in support of the <a href="http://www.unitypledge.co">UNITY Pledge</a>!</p> <p>We asked and YOU delivered by helping us gather the following businesses and organizations who brought our count to 1,000. See the list below:</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/2014/31/1000-businesses-organizations-support-unity-pledge" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/31/1000-businesses-organizations-support-unity-pledge" dc:title="1,000 BUSINESSES &amp; ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT UNITY Pledge" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6017" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/31/1000-businesses-organizations-support-unity-pledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AEC Printing Arizona employees Aura Face Painting Baker Bialys Restaurant Bliss Design Bowman Productions Bridal Boutique BTS Event Management community Cooling CoPilot count Creative License Dog Equality Fitness Forum following businesses Gideon golf Grace Photography Hensley Beverage Company individuals Information list LLC major milestone McGaughs MRSter New York Bagels Organizations Parker phoenix Plumbing Rhythm Productions Schmidt Clothiers Scottsdale Convention Sons Heating Sorso Wine Room support Suzanne time Travertine Power Clean Triple Dot Food Unity Pledge visit www.UNITYpledge.co Visitors Bureau civil rights Equality Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:04:54 +0000 ONE Community 6017 at http://www.onecommunity.co 1,000 BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT UNITY Pledge ONE Community Jordyn Wieber Named 2014 Woman of Inspiration http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/31/jordyn-wieber-named-2014-woman-inspiration <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/31/jordyn-wieber-named-2014-woman-inspiration" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/jordyn_wieber_named_2014_woman_of_inspiration.jpg" alt="Jordyn Wieber Named 2014 Woman of Inspiration" title="Jordyn Wieber Named 2014 Woman of Inspiration" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Phoenix Mercury will honor U.S. Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Jordyn Wieber as the team&rsquo;s 2014 Woman of Inspiration, an honor sponsored by BBVA Compass, during its August 2 game against the Indiana Fever. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.&nbsp;Wieber will be available for interviews from 6 &ndash; 6:30 p.m. To RSVP for an interview, please e-mail Kandace Hurdle <a href="mailto:atKHurdle@phoenixmercury.com">atKHurdle@phoenixmercury.com</a>.</p> <p>As part of the festivities, Wieber will participate in a pre-game speaking event for local athletes as well as a halftime Q&amp;A session with fans.</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/2014/31/jordyn-wieber-named-2014-woman-inspiration" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/31/jordyn-wieber-named-2014-woman-inspiration" dc:title="Jordyn Wieber Named 2014 Woman of Inspiration" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6016" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/31/jordyn-wieber-named-2014-woman-inspiration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Additional information Airways Center BBVA Compass BBVA Compass West best female athletes Billie Jean King Chuck Watts Compass Bank Cup all-around champion deposit market share e-mail Kandace Hurdle elite group female Biggest Loser gold medal-winning U.S. gymnastics team halftime Q&A session Indiana Fever Inspiration Award Inspiration The Phoenix inspiring women Jackie Joyner-Kersee Jason Rowley Jordyn s dedication Jordyn Wieber Jordyn Wieber Named Lisa Fernandez local athletes Los Angeles Member FDIC Mercury family Mercury-Fever matchup Model Bank Award new core banking New Mexico Phoenix Mercury Phoenix Mercury president Picabo Street positive role model pre-game speaking event Region Global Wealth Small Business Administration small business lenders sports world Sunbelt-based financial institution team gold medal team gold medals U.S. commercial banks U.S. history U.S. Olympic gold World Championships civil rights Equality Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:09:16 +0000 ONE Community 6016 at http://www.onecommunity.co Jordyn Wieber Named 2014 Woman of Inspiration ONE Community International Economic Development Council Names Local First Arizona Director Kimber Lanning Citizen Leader of the Year http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/31/international-economic-development-council-names-local-first-arizona-director-kimber-la <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/31/international-economic-development-council-names-local-first-arizona-director-kimber-la" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/international_economic_development_council_names_local_first_arizona_director_kimber_lanning_citizen_leader_of_the_year.jpg" alt="International Economic Development Council Names Local First Arizona Director Kimber Lanning Citizen Leader of the Year" title="International Economic Development Council Names Local First Arizona Director Kimber Lanning Citizen Leader of the Year" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Local First Arizona Director Kimber Lanning has been named the recipient of the 2014 Citizen Leadership Award from the&nbsp;International Economic Development Council&nbsp;(IEDC). The annual award recognizes a community leader who has endeavored to further the profession of economic development and has played a key role in economic development in his or her community.</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/2014/31/international-economic-development-council-names-local-first-arizona-director-kimber-la" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/31/international-economic-development-council-names-local-first-arizona-director-kimber-la" dc:title="International Economic Development Council Names Local First Arizona Director Kimber Lanning Citizen Leader of the Year" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6013" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/31/international-economic-development-council-names-local-first-arizona-director-kimber-la" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Director Kimber Lanning economic development Kimber Lanning Kimber Lanning Citizen Local First Arizona Business civil rights Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:09:47 +0000 ONE Community 6013 at http://www.onecommunity.co International Economic Development Council Names Local First Arizona Director Kimber Lanning Citizen Leader of the Year ONE Community Federal Appeals Court Trolls Scalia In Virginia Gay Marriage Case http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/31/federal-appeals-court-trolls-scalia-virginia-gay-marriage-case <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2014/31/federal-appeals-court-trolls-scalia-virginia-gay-marriage-case" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/federal_appeals_court_trolls_scalia_in_virginia_gay_marriage_case.jpg" alt="Federal Appeals Court Trolls Scalia In Virginia Gay Marriage Case" title="Federal Appeals Court Trolls Scalia In Virginia Gay Marriage Case" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A federal appeals court based in Virginia cited the words of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia when it struck down the state&#39;s ban on same-sex marriage on Monday. In its ruling, the court embraced the language of a dissent Scalia authored in the Supreme Court case that struck down state sodomy laws.</p> <p>In a&nbsp;2-1 ruling&nbsp;upholding the ruling of a lower court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled that Virginia&#39;s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional, in part, because history and tradition were not justification for infringing on the rights of gay citizens.</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/2014/31/federal-appeals-court-trolls-scalia-virginia-gay-marriage-case" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/31/federal-appeals-court-trolls-scalia-virginia-gay-marriage-case" dc:title="Federal Appeals Court Trolls Scalia In Virginia Gay Marriage Case" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6010" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2014/31/federal-appeals-court-trolls-scalia-virginia-gay-marriage-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Court Justice Antonin Scalia Court Trolls Scalia dissent Scalia federal appeals court Gay Marriage gay marriage ban Justice Antonin Scalia Lawrence dissent same-sex marriage same-sex marriage ban state sodomy laws supreme court case Virginia gay marriage civil rights Equality Gay Marriage Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:19:13 +0000 ONE Community 6010 at http://www.onecommunity.co Federal Appeals Court Trolls Scalia In Virginia Gay Marriage Case ONE Community