Senate Bill 1062
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.
After days of mounting pressure from Democrats and fellow Republicans, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has decided to veto the controversial Senate Bill 1062.
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.
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.
Dozens of residents in Flagstaff plan to protest legislation that would allow Arizona business owners to deny service to gay people on religious grounds.