September 7, 2011

Federal Court Rules Bigoted Arizona Governor Cannot Discriminate Against State Employees

San Francisco, California: The former Arizona Governor, and current Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, extended health insurance benefits to the domestic partners of Arizona state government employees, in April of 2008. After state voters passed a “Marriage Protection Amendment,” the current Arizona Governor, and chief state bigot, Jan Brewer, reversed Napolitano’s decision, and rescinded the extension of health insurance benefits to domestic partners, citing budget concerns.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that the bigoted Arizona Governor must extend benefits to all employees equally, and that they cannot be selective about who they extend benefits to. The court ruled that the state cannot make rules “in an arbitrary or discriminatory manner that adversely affects particular groups that may be unpopular."
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