Arizona Republicans fight culture war in battleground state
March 25, 2022
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has long been fertile ground for a social conservative agenda, with some of the nation's toughest laws against abortion and a history of restricting LGBTQ rights.
That hasn't changed even as Republican dominance has waned over the past five years, a fact made plain this week when GOP lawmakers passed strict measures targeting abortion and the rights of transgender young people.
"It's just become this political wedge issue that our legislators use to get more votes, and it's not fair," said Andi Young, the parent of a transgender teenager and co-chair of the board of...