Katie Hobbs on Civil Rights



Explicitly ban LGBTQ+ discrimination in a variety of areas

Katie will work to secure ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which the state legislature continues to stall session after session. A Hobbs Administration will also work to enact anti-discrimination policies that will ensure equality by explicitly banning LGBTQ+ discrimination in a variety of areas including housing, education, adoption, foster care, insurance, public accommodations, and procuring credit. Katie will also work to pass a ban on profiling by law enforcement.
Source: 2022 Arizona Gubernatorial campaign website KatieHobbs.org , Dec 20, 2021

Former senate staffer wins $2.75 million discrimination suit

A federal judge denied the state Senate's attempt to overturn a $2.75 million discrimination award against it. Judge Douglas Rayes rejected Senate arguments that Talonya Adams presented no credible evidence that she ever complained to Hobbs and others in 2015 about disparate pay on the basis of race or sex. Hobbs, who is now secretary of state, was Democratic Senate minority leader at the time that Adams, a Democratic staffer for the Senate, was fired.
Source: Arizona Daily Star on 2022 Arizona Gubernatorial race , Nov 17, 2021

Don't let business use religion to discriminate against gays

Legislative Summary: SB1062: Allows a person to assert a free exercise of religion claim or defense in a judicial proceeding.

Analysis by CNN (2/21/14): Arizona's Legislature has passed a controversial bill that would allow business owners, as long as they assert their religious beliefs, to deny service to gay and lesbian customers. [Opponents] said it would sanction discrimination and open the state to the risk of damaging litigation.

Veto message: I understand that long-held norms about marriage and family are being challenged as never before; society is undergoing many dramatic changes. However, I sincerely believe that SB 1062 has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve. Religious liberty is a core American and Arizona value; so is non-discrimination.

Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 17-13-0 on Feb/19/14; State Sen. Katie Hobbs voted NO; Passed House 33-27-0 on Feb/20/14; Vetoed on Feb/26/14

Source: CNN analysis of Arizona legislative voting record SB1062 , Feb 19, 2014

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