Arizona Governor Vetos Anti-Gay Bill

Arizona Governor Vetos Anti-Gay BillMost media organizations took to Twitter and mobile alerts to report that Gov. Jan Brewer (R) vetoed an Arizona bill that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples on “religious freedom” grounds. But the press had a wide-ranging choice of words when reporting the news.

On Wednesday, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062, which would allow businesses to discriminate against gays for religious reasons. Governor Jan Brewer vetoed so-called anti-gay bill, saying it could have “unintended and negative consequences”. The governor said, “After weighing all of the arguments, I have vetoed Senate Bill 1062 moments ago,” Brewer said at the news conference. “Our society is undergoing many dramatic changes. However, I sincerely believe that Senate Bill 1062 has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve.” Brewer also said she hasn’t heard of a single instance in which an Arizona business owner’s religious liberty was violated.


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