Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's staff helped write the anti-gay 'religious freedom' bill SB 1062, the AP reports: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's staff worked with proponents of a bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays before the...
The extent to which Arizona governor Jan Brewer's office worked with legislators to tweak the language of "religious liberty" bill SB 1062 shows, according to Arizona governor Jan Brewer's office, nothing at all. To the rest of us it's...Show More Summary
Submitted by Elaine Magliaro, Weekend Contributor Mark Fiore said he was thankful that Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Arizona’s “religious freedom” bill last week. If the bill became law, Fiore said, it “would’ve given people carte blanche to discriminate against gay people (and others, for that matter).” Fiore also said what he found most baffling about […]
Alright. Woo-hoo. We're partying now. With the kind of enthusiasm normally reserved for sorting Phillips head screws from flat head screws, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer publicly vetoed SB 1062, legislation that would provide legal cover to businesses denying services based on the operator's religious beliefs. Show More Summary
Tea Party favorite and former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is upset that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a broad bill which carved out a special right for religious people to discriminate against gay individuals. "I...Show More Summary
Someone, somewhere is still clamoring for Queen of cray-cray Michele Bachmann’s opinion on things, and now she’s weighing in over Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s veto of that outrageously offensive “turn away the gays” bill that almost passed. Taking time away from her busy schedule of avoiding ethics investigations and spewing antigay hatred, Bachmann took the time […]
Over the past month, Iowa Rep. Steve King has been one of the most vocal supporters of SB102, the controversial Arizona bill (recently vetoed by AZ Governor Jan Brewer) that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against and refuse service to gay people on religious grounds. Show More Summary
Stephen Colbert is still seething over last week's religious liberty "curb stomp" by "Arizona governor and last person to see Hansel and Gretel alive" Jan Brewer. Colbert agrees with Rep. Steve King (R-IA) that "self-professed" gays want to be refused...
Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona decided money talks loudly and persuasively. Had it not been for fierce public outcries about the potential harm to the state's economy, there is little doubt she would have signed Senate Bill 1062 into law. Show More Summary
Much was said last week about Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's veto of SB 1062, a law that would have given businesses a license to discriminate. Lost amid the noise was another veto, one Governor Brewer issued by signing legislation overturning HB 2305, a package of voter suppression laws. Show More Summary
Unlike many other members of his party, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is still upset that Arizona's Republican governor Jan Brewer vetoed the SB1062 bill that would have allowed businesses to deny services gays and lesbians on the basis of religious belief. On Sunday, he went on a local Des Moines station to explain why he was in favor of the controversial bill.
Governor Jan Brewer's moment of sanity notwithstanding, the sad spectacle of Arizona's SB 1062 -- which would have given businesses and local governments a license to discriminate against gays -- is simply more proof that Republicans...Show More Summary
Last week, Arizona’s governor Jan Brewer vetoed the revolting right-to-discriminate bill passed by her state’s legislature. Like the similar bill that collapsed in Kansas, this one moved rapidly at first but then stalled when it gained national attention. As Brewer dithered, both Mitt Romney and the state’s Republican senators John McCain and Jeff Flake urged [Read More...]
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer was right to veto SB1062, which would have amended the Arizona Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The bill, per most interpretations I’ve read, would have given broad discretion to business owners, because...Show More Summary
Last Wednesday night, justice prevailed, and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062, which would have allowed businesses to invoke religion and deny service to openly gay patrons. Read more...
Hendrik Hertzberg: Jan Brewer’s Speech on Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill : The New Yorker: "It was obvious almost from the evening of Friday, February 21st... that Governor Jan Brewer would veto it whether she wanted to or not. >Mitt Romney told her to; more important, so did locally influential fellow-Republicans like the state’s two U.S. Show More Summary
In Arizona has come a test of the motto conservative Christians like to invoke: “Hate the sin, love the sinner.” Republican Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed the “religious freedom bill” passed by the Republican legislature. While there...Show More Summary
This was a week of expansion and contraction. Equal rights were allowed to continue expanding in Arizona, where Governor Jan Brewer vetoed an anti-gay bill masquerading as a "religious freedom" bill, and in Texas, where a federal judge ruled the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Show More Summary
The Gays Have Done it Again! SB 1062 in Arizona was VETOED by Governor Jan Brewer! But not everyone is so happy about it. Amidst the hatred, there was actually more entertaining hatred found on twitter. I'm sure Jesus would have been okay with discrimination. Show More Summary
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer was right to veto SB1062, which would have amended the Arizona Religious Freedom Restoration Act.