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Hats off to the City Of Bisbee! Voting to legalize civil unions within its city Limits speaks volumes for an issue that is not going to go away. Attorney General Tom Horne wants to again waste time and taxpayer dollars on an issue he is going to have a hard time fighting. This is not about gay marriage it is about civil unions. Better yet rights of people that are in civil unions. This again will point to Discrimination something very familiar with the Courts coming from Arizona. Pure rights of citizens of Bisbee that are in civil unions. The State of Arizona will lose again and taxpayer dollars will again be wasted.
Arizona’s senators received poor marks for civil liberties this week at a Valley forum featuring Richard Nixon’s former White House lawyer, John Dean.
PHOENIX - Behind the county hospital's tall cinderblock walls, a 27-year-old tuberculosis patient sits in a jail cell equipped with a ventilation system that keeps germs from escaping.
A substantial majority of Americans appears to be firmly opposed to changing the definition of marriage, arguably society's most important institution. But an initiative drive launched on Tuesday across Arizona that would prohibit civil-union type legal protections and work-related benefits to domestic partners gives pause.
Today, blacks across the country will celebrate another independence day — Juneteenth.
Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, Members of Congress, distinguished guests, fellow citizens: Every year, by law and by custom, we meet here to consider the state of the union. This year, we gather in this chamber deeply aware of decisive days that lie ahead.
United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. - THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, members of the Supreme Court and diplomatic corps, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Today our nation lost a beloved, graceful, courageous woman who called America to its founding ideals and carried on a noble dream.
The national dialogue is misleading. To have a “meaningful discussion” we must identify the issue correctly.
PHOENIX — Hoping to create a change in attitudes, various civil rights groups are taking the first steps today to convince Arizonans that letting gays wed would be a good thing.
A coalition of civil rights groups filed their own challenge Monday to Arizona’s new law aimed at illegal immigrants, charging it was adopted “with the purpose and intent to discriminate against racial and national origin minorities.”
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military in Iraq has detained five Americans for suspected insurgent activity, Pentagon officials said Wednesday. The five have not been charged or had access to a lawyer, and face an uncertain legal future.
Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, distinguished guests and fellow citizens:
Civil and immigrant rights groups asked a federal judge late Tuesday to block SB 1070 from taking effect despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month siding with the state.
A federal appeals court Tuesday spurned a request by civil rights groups for a new injunction to once again block Arizona's 2010 immigration law.
DALLAS -- The American Civil Liberties Union says federal laws targeting terrorism financing are vague and have given the government unchecked power over American Muslim charities.
The Arizona House of Representatives has tempered a divisive bill that would expand the state's religious freedom law.
Alessandra Soler of the American Civil Liberties Union discusses the lawsuit filed against the state for refusing to issue driver's licenses to those who qualify for the the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
PHOENIX - Immigrant rights groups filed a lawsuit in federal court in Phoenix Tuesday challenging the town of Cave Creek's new day labor law.
McALLEN, Texas -- The State Department has agreed to change the way it scrutinizes passport applications from people who were delivered by midwives along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona will host a one-day mini-conference July 15 to educate high school students on their rights, discuss current civil rights issues that affect their lives, and provide creative ways for the students to get active in their communities.
At least two lawsuits have already been filed in federal courts in Arizona to challenge the state's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, but three national organizations say they plan one of their own.
There are 72 churches within Maricopa County that will be used as polling locations for residents to vote in the presidential preference election, Feb. 28. Registered voters help choose their political party's nominee for the general election in November.
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to overturn a lower court order reviving a constitutional challenge to Arizona's tax breaks for donations for private school scholarships.
WASHINGTON — A newly declassified CIA report says interrogators threatened to kill the children of a Sept. 11 suspect.
Louis Rhodes, a longtime civil liberties advocate with a distrust of government power, died Sunday after a three-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.