PHOENIX, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday that she had vetoed Senate Bill 1062, which would have given businesses the right to refuse services to gay people on religious-freedom grounds.
Brewer tweeted this photo of herself vetoing the legislation:
John McCain and Jeff Flake, and even the National Football League.— Jan Brewer (@GovBrewer) February 27, 2014
Opponents of SB 1062 called the legislation discriminatory and detrimental to Arizona's economy. Even 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for her to veto the bill.
"Our society is undergoing many dramatic changes. However, I sincerely believe that Senate Bill 1062 has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve," she added. "It could divide Arizona in ways we cannot even imagine and no one would ever want. Religious liberty is a core American and Arizona value, so is non-discrimination."
[The Arizona Republic, Washington Post]