BREAKING NEWS — Arizona's governor vetoes bill on denying service to gays

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PHOENIX, Ariz. —

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer decided late Wednesday to veto a bill that would have given business owners the right to refuse service to gays, lesbians and other people on religious grounds.

Her action came amid mounting pressure from across the spectrum, including members of the Republican establishment — former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, and others — who sided with the bill’s opponents.

With three Republican state lawmakers who had voted for the measure now saying they oppose it, the bill is not expected to garner enough support to overcome the veto, which would require two-thirds of the votes in the Legislature.


Last modified: February 26. 2014 6:14PM
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