Gov. Jan Brewer
A veteran Arizona lawmaker who was a vocal critic of a bill that touched off a national debate over discrimination came out as gay on Wednesday, saying “I wanted to let everyone know I am gay, I’m a Latino and I’m a state senator and it’s OK.”
When an important social issue intersected with business in Arizona, Corporate America decided it was time to take a stand.
Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slapped down the right wing of her own party, vetoing a bill pushed by social conservatives that would have allowed people with sincerely held religious beliefs to refuse to serve gays.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was holding a series of private meetings Wednesday with opponents and proponents of legislation adding protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, a proposal that has focused national attention on the state as business groups, gay rights supporters and even many fellow Republicans urged her to use her veto power.
The National Football League is reportedly considering moving the Pro Bowl from Hawaii this upcoming season to Arizona, the home of the next Super Bowl.
Gov. Jan Brewer facing massive political pressure over whether to sign bill that allows businesses that cite religious beliefs to deny service to gays.
Republican Gov. Jan Brewer faced intensifying pressure Monday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own party to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians.
The Arizona Senate is expected to formally send an already approved bill allowing business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to refuse service to gays to Gov. Jan Brewer as early as Monday.
An Arizona House committee has approved a bill that would require cities and towns to calibrate photo radar cameras every 24 hours.
Dozens of residents in Flagstaff plan to protest legislation that would allow Arizona business owners to deny service to gay people on religious grounds.