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Political meets personal: Leading foe of LGBT rights in Arizona on opposite side from gay daughter

Reporter who uncovered Cathi Herrod's family ties shares story on 'Sunday Square Off'

PHOENIX — Cathi Herrod and her daughter both want to change the world, but in very different ways. 

From her perch at the Phoenix-based Center for Arizona Policy, Herrod has commanded virtually unparalleled influence at the state Capitol on social conservative issues.

For more than a decade, Herrod has fought any legislation that she views as giving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents civil rights or recognition in our society. 

So it comes as a surprise to learn that Herrod has a daughter who is gay, is married to a woman and is pursuing her own progressive agenda far from Arizona, in New York City.

Reporter Elizabeth Whitman of the Phoenix New Times revealed the connection in a story last week, and she shares what she learned on this weekend's "Sunday Square Off."

"Sunday Square Off" airs at 8 a.m. Sundays on 12 News, after NBC's "Meet the Press," with moderator Chuck Todd.  

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