Phoenix Adopts LGBT Anti-Discrimination Measure

Feb 27, 2013 Full story: EDGE 9

The Phoenix City Council approved a proposal Tuesday to expand the city's anti-discrimination law to include protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people in city contracts, housing, employment and public accommodations such as restaurants.

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Feb 27, 2013
I posted this elsewhere earlier.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#2 Feb 27, 2013
Too bad it is needed, but it is. Lots of hate still goin' round.

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#3 Feb 27, 2013
The thing I didn't like about this story on the tv here, is teh people they interviewed about it were these very gaudy, fat guys in drag.

They could've interviewed some average-looking people, becaue there were plenty of them in the audience at the theatre where the vote was held.

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#4 Feb 27, 2013
" ... and it shall be as the lighting from the east to the west ... "

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Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#5 Feb 27, 2013
I'm surprised. Phoenix is whackier than Texas. And it's like 90% of the population of Arizona.

Arizona: Home of Jan Brewer, Joe Arpaio, Jeff Flake, John McCain....
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#6 Feb 27, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
I'm surprised. Phoenix is whackier than Texas. And it's like 90% of the population of Arizona.
Arizona: Home of Jan Brewer, Joe Arpaio, Jeff Flake, John McCain....
Stop! You're killing me!

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#7 Feb 27, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
I'm surprised. Phoenix is whackier than Texas. And it's like 90% of the population of Arizona.
Arizona: Home of Jan Brewer, Joe Arpaio, Jeff Flake, John McCain....
Phoenix has a population of 1.44 million, and teh State of Arizona has a population of 6.55 million, so Phoenix has about 22% of teh population. Not anywheres near 90%.

(and no, I've never been to Phoenix nor that far north in Arizona.)

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Since: Apr 07

Baltimore

#8 Feb 27, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
I'm surprised. Phoenix is whackier than Texas. And it's like 90% of the population of Arizona.
Arizona: Home of Jan Brewer, Joe Arpaio, Jeff Flake, John McCain....
Then I remind you that Arizona was the first State to vote AGAINST a Constitutional ban for SSM. Unfortunately it passed a few years later.

Still, it's good to see Equality progress in Phoenix.

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Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#9 Feb 28, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
Phoenix has a population of 1.44 million, and teh State of Arizona has a population of 6.55 million, so Phoenix has about 22% of teh population. Not anywheres near 90%.
(and no, I've never been to Phoenix nor that far north in Arizona.)
I was referring to the Phoenix metropolitan area, which is basically Maricopa and Pinal Counties. That population was 4.2 million in 2010.

So I will admit I was wrong. Phoenix has just under 2/3 of the population of Arizona, not 90%.

You are further correct to point out that the ordinance affects only the residents of Phoenix, and that is only 1/3 of the metropolitan area.

But I stand by my characterization of those 4.2 million residents. Of course, there are very reasonable residents of Phoenix who, like my sister, are greatly embarrassed by the actions of their city and state. I have heard that Texas also has many reasonable citizens, although all the ones I've met are FORMER residents.

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