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February 07, 2017 13:13
Arizona LGBT Laws Among Worst States

According to a recent study of the Movement Advancement Project found that Arizona ranked among the other 23 states across the country that have proposed more laws that harm transgender people rather than help them.

Arizona comes under one of the states that do not have a state law that protect the members of the LGBT community from discrimination. About 4 percent of residents in Arizona identifies as LGBT.

But five cities in Arizona: Chandler, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson and Tempe have approved ordinances that prohibit Chandler, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson and Tempe.

Abby Jensen of the advocacy group Equality Arizona said that she was not surprised by the state’s poor performance in the study.

Jensen said that “Arizona lacks protections for LGBT people in all parts of daily life, both private and public.”

The Movement Advancement Project studied the accountancy laws that fall into six categories, including marriage and relationship non-discrimination and the ability for transgender people to change their name on identity documents, adopting and parenting.

While Arizona has many improvements to be made in the state laws in order to protect LGBT individuals, Jensen admitted that the state does make it easy for transgender individuals to change their gender on their state driver’s licenses or IDs.

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