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
Heckuva week, and I am very glad the weekend is nigh upon us. Enjoy the Round-Up! Prune Juice Media tells us that One “L” Bachmann does NOT like Jan Brewer’s veto of the Hate The Gays Bill in Arizonastan. Not at all, no sir. Bobby Mustang at Bark Bark Woof Woof laments the Left’s inability to stand by our own. 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 […]
Doug Bandow Individual liberty took another hit with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of legislation enhancing protection for people’s religious principles while doing business. Gov. Brewer suggests that if you hang out a shingle you should leave your deepest beliefs at home. The issue in Arizona was not a lack of tolerance by those in business. Show More Summary
Many sigh in relief believing the issue of religious liberty and LGBT rights is over with the veto of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer; however, deeper questions over the free exercise clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution, and how to be a diverse nation, remain. Show More Summary
It's weird, I listened to Family Research Council on all sorts of cable news shows, talking about Arizona on each one, and never once did I hear them talking about "natural order and eternal law" or praying against "dark deception."...
Less than a week after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the anti-gay bill, Sante Fe has elected an openly gay mayor. With his two young daughters and other family members by his side, Gonzales, 47, was greeted by a mob of cheering supporters...Show More Summary
Contrary to what many in the mainstream media have claimed, the conservative Christian group that backed and drafted Arizona’s Religious Freedom Law has not been pouting since Gov. Jan Brewer (R) vetoed the measure. In fact, the organization...Show More Summary
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
Arizona state Sen. Steve Gallardo, a Democrat who is running for Congress, just came out as gay. He said the anti-gay bill that was ultimately vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer was a "game-changer" for him.
In an interview with Yahoo's The Fine Print, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) expressed disappointment that Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062, the anti-gay 'religious freedom' bill. Said Bachmann: “I believe that tolerance is a two-way street, and we need to respect...
Responding to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's veto of a measure that would have sanctioned anti-gay business discrimination, The Washington Times' editorial board denounced the "lavender lobby" for asking for tolerance from "the people the...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
It wasn't too surprising when Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) last week vetoed Senate Bill 1062, which would have allowed businesses to deny services to gay couples. Prominent Republicans, including both of the state's GOP senators and Mitt...Show More Summary
Gabriel Arana warns that a Supreme Court ruling in favor of the defendant in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby could have the same effect as the Arizona bill Jan Brewer vetoed last week, but nationwide: It’s easy to see how a win for social conservatives in Hobby Lobby could sanction the same sort of discrimination as the Arizona […]
Five days after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill intended to give anti-gay business owners the right to discriminate if they claim a religious justification for doing so, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a reminder that not all so-called "religious liberty" claims can be easily dismissed. Show More Summary
Congressman Steve King (R-IA) told Des Moines' WHO TV that he disagrees with Jan Brewer's veto of Arizona's SB 1062, the bill that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against gays based on religious beliefs, Right Wing Watch reports. Said...