Governor Jan Brewer announced on Wednesday that she has elected to veto SB 1062, which would have given the hoards of bigots in Arizona the opportunity to legally discriminate against the LGBT community on religious grounds. With looming threats of boycotts, including Arizona’s potential second loss of Super Bowl hosting privileges over the state’s collective bigotry, Brewer found herself in a tight spot. Ultimately, sense kicked in and she said “no” to the state’s decision to institutionalize hate.
Brewer says that the “broadly worded” bill “has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve” and would be divisive “to a degree that no one would ever want,” and that it could create more problems than it solves. “Religious liberty is a core American and Arizona value — so is non-discrimination.” The Arizona Governor also says she does not know of a single instance in which an Arizona business owner’s religious liberty was violated.