Gallardo Introduces Gay Equality Bills at AZ Legislature

State Sen. Steve Gallardo has introduced a package of bills aimed at expanding the rights of gays and lesbians in Arizona. The bills would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment, adoption and marriage.

Gallardo's statement:

While other states have been moving forward to make equal rights for every American, Arizona has moved backward. In 21 states it is illegal to fire someone because they are lesbian, gay or bisexual. Nine states and the District of Columbia recognize same sex marriage. But in Arizona, adoption agencies are actually required to discriminate against single, gay and lesbian adults.

Given the current makeup of the Arizona Legislature, the bills aren't likely to make much progress, as much as I'd like them to.

Here's Gallardo's press release: