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Hospital Visitation for Domestic Partners

by Scott Wong – Dec. 17, 2008 05:30 PM
The Arizona Republic

Phoenix will become the second city in Arizona to offer its residents a program that grants hospital-visitation rights to all domestic partners. Continue reading

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December 10th 60th Anniversary Universal Declarartion of Human Rights

Today commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We are at a unique crossroad in history in the United States. On November 4th we elected the first African American/Black man to be President of the United States of America.

We have before us an opportunity to make a choice everyday. We have a choice to decide what we place the highest value on. For me I choose LIFE. I chose a healthy life. To achieve that I work for human, civil, equal rights for all people – to achieve that goal I work for social justice.

I awake in the morning bring a smile to my face and Stand Up – Step Out and make a choice to speak out knowing that in me expressing my strong beliefs others will be encouraged to do the same!

Unjust laws are unjust laws. The the same oppressive power structures that demoralize and dehumanize immigrant workers, women, insist on going to war and work to destroy public education are the same oppressive powers working to oppress people because of their sexual orientation/gender identity.

It is time for us all to Stand Up – Step Out – United together to say enough is enough I stand for Human, Equal, Civil Rights for All.

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Is AZ Proposition 102 Protecting Religion or Violating Civil Rights

I believed it was important to share a perspective that, as of yet, had not been articulated. I asked a dear friend -future attorney (we hope) to write out our thoughts from our conversations – at her request her name will remain anonymous. However, we honor her work.

In the past, paying single employees less than married employees was justified because single people did not have a family to support. In the past, it was legal for a landlord to deny rental to opposite gender couples because Continue reading

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Independent Stepping Up to Address Critical Need for Leadership in Community

Phoenix, Arizona – Annie Loyd, independent for US Congress in District 3 of Arizona announced in an exclusive interview with 1190 La Buena Onda on Monday May 12, 2008 that she will be stepping down from running for elected office. Loyd will be directing her energy and focus to address the critical need for leadership in the Phoenix community to bring forth rational, reasonable and equitable solutions to the mounting and divisive issue of how to address immigration.

“We have met with thousands of people during the last one year and three months on this campaign. It became very Continue reading

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