Keshet is working with secular LGBTQ+ rights organizations and Jewish organizations to fight for LGBTQ+ equality in Arizona. Along with local synagogues, we are working with Arizona Jews for Justice and Equality Arizona to mobilize Jewish communities for LGBTQ+ rights. To get involved in Arizona, sign up here.

Pro-LGBTQ+ laws

  • Nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ foster parents based on sexual orientation only
  • Nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people in employment, housing, and public accommodations
  • Nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ state employees
    • However, state explicitly excludes transition-related healthcare in their state employee health benefits
  • Protections against discrimination for LGBTQ+ youth in the child welfare system
  • Hate crime law covering sexual orientation only

Anti-LGBTQ+ laws

  • No second-parent adoption for unmarried couples
  • No adoption nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ parents
    • State permits state-licensed child welfare agencies to refuse to place and provide services to children and families, including LGBTQ people and same-sex couples, if doing so conflicts with their religious beliefs
  • No gender identity nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ foster parents
  • State family leave policies do not include inclusive definitions of spouse/partner/parent/child
  • Ban on gender-affirming surgery for LGBTQ+ youth effective March 2023
  • No nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people in credit/lending
  • Broad religious exemption law which weaponizes religion as justification for LGBTQ+ discrimination
  • Hate crime law does not cover gender identity
  • No nondiscrimination or anti-bullying laws/policies covering LGBTQ+ students
  • State curriculum not required to be LGBTQ+-inclusive
  • State law requires parental notification of LGBTQ+-Inclusive curriculum and allows parents to opt children out
  • No conversion therapy ban covering LGBTQ+ youth
  • Gay/trans panic defense is not banned
  • State requires proof of sex reassignment surgery in order to change gender marker
  • No gender neutral options on driver’s license or birth certificates
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