Arizonas LGBTQ Democrats

About Rusty Bowers:

Arizona’s New State House Speaker Doesn’t Believe LGBTQ People Are Equal Under The Law
"Rep. Russell "Rusty" Bowers (R) led the charge for discrimination in the Copper State as early as 1994 and doesn't appear to have evolved."
Nov. 29, 2018
 
Arizona ALEC Politicians
Oct. 4, 2017
 
Here Are The Koch Brothers' 5 Favorite (And 5 Least Favorite) Arizona Legislators
Aug. 20, 2017
Center for Arizona Policy (Cathi Herrod)
2016 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Representative LD-25
Question 4: Adding "sexual orientation," "gender identity," or "gender expression" to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
 
Question 6: Prohibiting government from discriminating against an individual, organization, or small business based on their beliefs about marriage.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
 
Question 10: Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
 
*Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

Oct. 16, 2016. Source

Center for Arizona Policy (Cathi Herrod)
2014 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Representative LD-25
Question 9: Arizona’s voter-approved constitutional definition of marriage should be defended to the fullest extent legally possible.
Candidates' Position: Support
 
Question 11: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in antidiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
 
Question 15: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support
 
*Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

Aug. 26, 2014. Source

Center for Arizona Policy (Cathi Herrod)
2010 Questions for Congressional Candidates
Position Sought: United States Senate
Question 5: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as between only one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support.
 
Question 8: Protecting healthcare workers from being required to perform procedures that violate their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
 
Question 10: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in discrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
 
Question 14: Repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which states that marriage is the union of one man and one woman and declares states do not have to recognize same-sex marriage from other states.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
 
*Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

Aug. 27, 2010. Source

Gay Discrimination Bill Rejected
"Sen. Rusty Bowers, R-Mesa, said Richardson is wrong to try to cloak this issue in the fabric of civil rights protections and then chide those who do not support the legislation."
Mar. 28, 2001
 
Mesa Legislator Introduces Plan To Ban Gay-Rights Laws
Jan. 24, 1994

 

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