Arizona Governor vetoes bill that would sanction homophobic discrimination
The Republican Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, has vetoed a bill that would have legalised discrimination against gay people.
Senate Bill 1062 would have prevented the State of Arizona from taking action against individuals and businesses who refuse services to people or groups based on their religious beliefs if such enforcement would “substantially burden” the free exercise of their religion.
“I have not heard one example in Arizona where a business owner’s religious liberty has been violated,” Governor Brewer said on Wednesday night. “The bill is broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences.”
LGBT campaigners have praised Governor Brewer’s decision.
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Mitt Romney tweeted his agreement.
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