Arizona Governor Vetoes Anti-Gay Bill

Today Arizona Governor Jan Brewer put an end to speculation by vetoing SB 1062, a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service to LGBT customers on the basis of religious beliefs.

Brewer gave a statement earlier tonight, concluding that the proposed legislation would have too many unintended and negative consequences.

"To the supporters of the legislation, I want you to know that I understand that long-held norms about marriage and family are being challenged as never before. Our society is undergoing many dramatic changes," she said. "However, I sincerely believe that Senate Bill 1062 has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve. It could divide Arizona in ways we cannot even imagine and no one would ever want.

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