By Cristina Arreola | 03/05/2014 - 15:01
Arizona Sen. Steve Gallardo announced he is gay during a news conference today, saying the national controversy over anti-LGBT legislation in his state pushed him to make the revelation.
"I am gay, I'm a Latino, I'm a state senator and it's OK," Gallardo, 44, announced at the press conference.
Last week, Senate Bill 1062 in Arizona was vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer. The controversial religious freedom legislation would have led to widespread discrimination, particularly against the LGBT community.
By Latina Staff | 07/24/2013 - 13:19
We have to admit, it broke our hearts to hear that Paula Deen made racist remarks. She was one of the many reasons we tuned in to the Food Network (who doesn't want to watch things cooked in butter, only to be covered with more butter?). Unfortunately, her poor choice of words has led her to be fired from the network.
By Samantha Leal | 08/20/2012 - 10:07
It seems Arizona isn't the only state where President Obama's new deferred action ruling is being contested: Nebrasksa is the newest state to deny public benefits -- including drivers licenses -- to undocumented immigrants who will be legally allowed to stay under Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to the Associated Press.
By Samantha Leal | 08/17/2012 - 09:59
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer issued an executive order this week which denies benefits to young undocumented immigrants, including ID cards. This order, which goes against President Obama's deferred action program, has sparked outrage and even protests, reports the Huffington Post.
By Samantha Leal | 08/16/2012 - 09:46
As young immigrants begin the application process for President Obama's new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, others will have even more hurdles to jump, thanks to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.
By Lourdes Medrano | 11/11/2011 - 12:45
Almost a year and a half after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed the controversial SB 1070 immigration bill into law, school cafeteria worker Ana Rosa Vera voted to oust local Senate President Russell Pearce, one of the most powerful and divisive politicians in the state and the main force behind the state’s tough anti-immigration law, emulated by other states.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/11/2011 - 17:00
Jan Brewer, the governor of Arizona, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that placed a hold on parts of the state’s infamous SB 1070 immigration enforcement law.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/10/2011 - 15:30
Governor Jan Brewer is pushing to have the Supreme Court rule on the controversial SB 1070 law that was passed and signed into law almost a year ago today.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/11/2011 - 16:30
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced yesterday that the state of Arizona was going to sue the federal government for failing to protect the border.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/26/2010 - 16:13
The lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice challenging Arizona's new immigration laws SB 1070 is finally getting it's day in court. The first hearing was held last Thursday, just a week before the new laws are set to go into effect.