discrimination

PFAW Applauds Veto of Arizona Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill

WASHINGTON – In response to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s decision to veto Senate Bill 1062, a measure that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers, People For the American Way president Michael Keegan released the following statement:

“Almost four years after Arizona shocked the country with its anti-immigrant ‘show me your papers’ law, yesterday Governor Brewer avoided making her state the national leader, once again, in state-sponsored discrimination.

“In Arizona and across the country, Americans can see through the Right’s continued attempts to cloak anti-gay bigotry in the language of First Amendment rights. We hope that the pushback Arizona received this week will be a message, loud and clear, to the states with similar bills pending. Americans don’t want to live in a country where businesses have free rein to post a ‘No Gays’ sign.”

In the past week, tens of thousands of PFAW members and activists spoke out and urged Governor Brewer to veto the bill.

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PFAW Foundation

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PFAW Foundation

The Circuit Court's DOMA Decision and the 2012 Election

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PFAW

Court Rejects Florida's Efforts to Curtail Early Voting

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PFAW Foundation

Pentagon Study Confirms Discrimination in the Military is Harmful and Unnecessary

A long-anticipated Pentagon study released today finds that the discriminatory Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy can be ended without harming military effectiveness.