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Arizona governor vetoes bill allowing religious reasons for refusing service to gays

 Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination.
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Updated: 2/26 10:24 pm
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination.

The bill backed by Republicans in the Legislature was designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. But opponents said it invited discrimination.

Loud cheers erupted outside the Capitol building immediately after Brewer made her announcement Wednesday evening.

Brewer said the bill "could divide Arizona in ways we could not even imagine and no one would ever want."

Prominent Phoenix business groups said it would be another black eye for the state that saw a national backlash over its 2010 immigration-crackdown law and warned that businesses looking to expand into the state may not do so if bill became law.

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nativejax - 2/27/2014 2:38 PM
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Some idiots stay that way their entire pathetic life.

Realchange - 2/27/2014 5:15 AM
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Voters need to remove her from office. Suddenly being gay is good right and they need rights. It is unnatural and choice. When put to the test about being able to diagnosis someone as gay science fails. Yet everyone knows the urban myth that it is gentic. Bad thing is they have taken to indoctrinating children that it is "good and ok". Gay rights are defined as you must acknowledge them, and accept their open life style or face sanctions. Numerous examples exist of bad gay behavior lately that is criminal but not as they see it. Adults having sex with teenagers 14 to 18 years old. No charges or charges dismissed. Soon that will be norm. If your guy 21 plus have sex with girl under 18 except jail time. If your gay hey it's normal and consensual no jail time. DOUBLE STANDARD yet again about the gay community.

Truthseeker - 2/27/2014 4:22 AM
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I thought Brewer had more guts than that.
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