Thursday, February 27, 2014

QUEER QUOTE: Gov. Brewer (R-AZ) Vetoed Anti-Gay Bill SB 1062!

Governor Brewer vetoed SB 1062 last night, a bill that attempted to expand religious freedom to the point where "sincerely held religious belief" could be used to deny services to groups not protected under federal anti-discrimination law, most notably, LGBT people. The measure was widely condemned by LGBT groups and opposed by even senior Republican politicians like Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, John McCain and Jeff Flake.

Brewer said she vetoed SB 1062 because:
"I have not heard one example in Arizona where a business owner's religious liberty has been violated. The bill is broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences."
There ya have it! Interestingly, the brou-ha-ha over Arizona's measure resulted in the death of several similar "license to discriminate" measures in other states like Mississippi, Georgia and Ohio.

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