Arizona service-denial bill vetoed

Religious-beliefs measure seen as open attack against gays

Posted: February 27, 2014 at 5:13 a.m.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer puts her veto on a state Senate bill that thrust Arizona into the national spotlight in this photo tweeted by her office. She said the broadly worded bill “could divide Arizona in ways we could not even imagine, and no one would ever want.”

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have allowed business owners to refuse service based on their own religious beliefs, rejecting a measure that opponents said would allow discrimination against gays.

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