Arizona Vetoes Anti-Gay Bill

Thank you, Jan Brewer

If you haven’t heard already then here’s a brief recap of what’s been going on in Arizona. Conservative groups have been lobbying to pass a bill that would allow business owners legal defense to deny service on religious grounds. This could be used by said business owners to discriminate against same-sex couples. Okay so now that you’re up to speed let’s take a moment to soak that in.

Imagine having to worry about being turned down in a store not because you’re shoeless or shirtless, but because you’re not heterosexual.

The idea of that is criminal in nature.

Arizona Governor, Jan Brewer, vetoed the bill that sparked outrage in the community as well as fueling the fire of a national debate.

She commented

“The bill does not address a specific or present concern related to religious liberty in Arizona”

“religious liberty has been violated.”

and said it had

“the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve.”

She’s right on all accounts. The fact that this nation and even the world is still so intolerant is truly upsetting. But we’ve to take it one step at a time.

For more on this: WSJ
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