While 73 percent of Arizonans believe that our laws are fully inclusive, the reality is that it is actually still legal under Arizona’s laws to fire a hardworking employee, deny them an apartment, deny them service in a restaurant, and otherwise discriminate against people simply because they’re gay or transgender.
Gay and transgender people are our friends, neighbors, family and coworkers. When it comes to being able to earn a living, having a place to live, or being served by a business or government office, they should be treated like anyone else and not be discriminated against.
Do you believe in an Arizona that is open for business to everyone and that individuals should not be fired, denied housing, or refused service by a business because of who they are or who they love?
Join the Competitive Arizona coalition! We will contact you with the latest news, volunteer needs, and engagement opportunities as our efforts progress.
Today in Arizona, gay and transgender people are at risk of being fired, denied an apartment, or refused service because of who they are or who they love. This creates not just a very real burden on the affected individuals, but also – as we saw in the aftermath of SB 1062 – an image problem for our state on a number of levels, including the ability to attract and retain top talent.
That’s why a coalition of businesses, organizations and individuals formed Competitive Arizona to promote economic development through equality and inclusion for all people, including gay and transgender individuals, in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Our goal is educate, raise awareness, and advocate for legislation in Arizona in order to provide basic protections against workplace, public accommodations, and housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
By building a state that is open and welcoming to all people, we will foster economic growth and development throughout this great state. Show your support for an update to Arizona’s non-discrimination laws so that all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, receive fair and equal treatment in our state.
Eighteen states have laws that prohibit employment, housing, and public accommodations discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Our goal is to add Arizona to that growing list.