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AZ Gov Signs Bill Protecting Shooting on Private Property

On April 16 Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) signed House Bill 2483--a bill "that bars local government agencies from restricting shooting on private property." This is the first of three bills to come out of the Arizona legislature this session. Show More Summary

Arizona Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill for Surprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a pro-life bill that the state’s pro-life groups were pressing for her to sign after approval by the state legislature. HB 2284 would make sure that abortion clinics are treated the same as other medical facilities by allowing for unannounced inspections. Here’s what Center for Arizona Policy President Cathi […]

Arizona Governor Signs Legislation to Protect Women and Babies

Abortion sellers in Arizona are now subject to the same inspection standards as medical facilities. That’s thanks to Gov. Jan Brewer signing the Women’s Health Protection Act. In the past, if someone wanted to inspect an abortion outlet, they had to obtain a warrant from the courts. Show More Summary

National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: Law Signed to Allow Surprise Inspections at Abortion Clinics

3 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed the bill allowing health inspectors to carry out the inspections without a court-approved warrant.

Mississippi governor signs anti-gay 'religious freedom' law

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant Mississippi Republicans have passed an anti-gay "religious freedom" law, but don't worry, they say, because it's not quite as bad as the one vetoed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer earlier this year. An earlier version of the law signed by Mississippi Gov. Show More Summary

Why New Anti-Gay Legal Campaigns Will Fail: They Collide with True American Religious Freedom

All money is green. Except, it seems, if you're gay or lesbian and live in a state considering a bill that would allow private business owners to refuse service if it offends their religious beliefs. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer killed the bill that would have given this option to Arizonan business owners, but conservatives vow to continue the fight. Show More Summary

This Law Allows Genetic Counselors to Turn Away Gays and Unwed Parents

In February, when Arizona state lawmakers passed a bill allowing business owners to refuse service to gay and lesbian customers on religious grounds, a ferocious national backlash forced Republican Gov. Jan Brewer to veto the legislation. Show More Summary

Santorum ‘Absolutely’ Would Have Voted For Arizona’s Discrimination Legislation

Speaking to the National Review at CPAC a few weeks ago, Rick Santorum was asked about Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s veto of legislation that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against gays. Santorum declared that religious liberty was of the utmost importance because the freedom of conscience is “the trunk upon which all other branches […]

Arizona just turned from a red state to purple

Arizona — the state that elected Gov. Jan Brewer (R), tried to enshrine the country's strongest anti-immigrant laws, and passed a bill allowing businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians — is no longer majority-Republican. OnShow More Summary

You have got to be kidding. But I really hope you're not.

Please, please, please, please, please, please, oh, please... do it! If you're sipping on a cup of coffee, a glass of water, or a can of soda, put it down now. And then read this headline on the CBS News website: Jan Brewer in 2016? First thought: For what? Mayor of Phoenix? But that election is in 2015, so nope. Show More Summary

Mississippi House Strikes 'Religious Liberty' Text From Anti-Gay Bill, Sends It To Study Committee

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The "religious liberty" bill proposed in Mississippi, whose language follows in the footsteps of the Arizona bill vetoed last month by Gov. Jan Brewer by allowing for anti-gay discrimination by businesses based on religious beliefs, has been passed on to...

Arizona GOP Governor Jan Brewer not seeking Re-Election

WASHINGTON — Jan Brewer, the two-term Arizona Republican governor, will not seek a third term. She is well-known for arguing with U.S. President Barack Obama on the tarmac while visiting the state and for enforcing immigration law. Reuters reported that Brewer could serve a third term, because she succeeded Janet Napolitano when Napolitano went to […]

The Real Reason Arizona's Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill Was So Bad

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN When Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed an odious discrimination bill that would have allowed private individuals and companies to deny service to and otherwise discriminate against gay persons, most people breathed a collective sigh of relief....

FRC denies 'religious freedom' bills are intended to deny service—while linking to clip all about denying service to gay man

last monthLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Still in shock over GOP governor Jan Brewer's recent decision to veto her state's license-to-discriminate bill, the Family Research Council has dedicated a section of its weekly "prayer targets" to the matter. FRC's intention, for the umpteenth time, is to...

Morning Must Reads: March 13

In the News: Why the CIA, Senate feud was a long time coming, Republicans plan to up anti-abortion efforts in 2014, Holder endorses reduced drug sentencing proposal, Jan Brewer, and TIME's Ideas issue

Did the real Jan Brewer ever stand up?

ARIZONA is America's 15th largest state by population, but it is a fair bet that Jan Brewer, who announced this morning that she would not seek re-election in November, ranks rather higher on the list of its best-known governors. Vaulted...Show More Summary


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) announced during a speech Wednesday that she will not seek reelection in 2014.

Jan Brewer, Evil Queen of Bonkersvania, Won't Be Seeking a Third Term

Oh, Jan Brewer! What a wacky, lovable scamp you'd be if it weren't for all the bigotry and egregious human rights abuses! Deflating speculation that she might challenge Arizona law and pursue a third term as governor, Brewer announced today that she's decided to call it quits. Thank fucking god. Read more...

Jan Brewer’s Staff Worked On Anti-Gay Bill She Later Vetoed

Governor Jan Brewer’s staff helped shape the legislation that she then vetoed, SB 1062. Brewer’s top aides — including her attorney, policy adviser and legislative liaison — began in January to negotiate bill language with the Center for Arizona Policy, the powerful non- profit that advocates for conservative causes and helped write the bill, documents […]

Jan Brewer's successor probably won't be as flamboyant

(CNN) – It's not clear who might try to succeed Jan Brewer as governor of Arizona next year, but chances are good that whoever it is won't be quite as flamboyant. The finger-wagging, gun-loving politician, known as a firebrand who exhibits flashes of moderation, announced on Wednesday that she would "pass the torch of leadership" […]

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