No statewide recognition, but some local domestic partnership registries are available, including for example, in Phoenix and Tucson.
Governor Janet Napolitano issued an executive order in 2003 banning discrimination based on sexual orientation for state employees. See Executive Order 2003-22. However, Arizona does not have a statewide law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. See Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 41-1463.
All government employees are protected by the U.S. Constitution against irrational discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. In addition, some measure of protection already exists under Title VII based on gender, which has been held to include gender identity and expression.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and several courts have interpreted Title VII to protect transgender employees, and the EEOC has interpreted Title VII to cover sexual orientation discrimination. The Supreme Court has held that the EEOC's interpretations of Title VII are entitled to "great deference."
Any adult. See Ariz. Rev. Stat. §8-103.
Not yet permitted.
Consideration of bisexuality (among many other factors) approved in denial of pre-adoption certification in In re Appeal in Pima County Juvenile Action B-10489, 727 P.2d 830 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1986).
“Don’t Say Gay” Law:
“No district shall include in its course of study instruction which: promotes a homosexual life-style; portrays homosexuality as a positive alternative life-style; or suggests that some methods of sex are safe methods of homosexual sex.” Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15-716 (2012) (“Instruction on acquired immune deficiency syndrome; department assistance”)