Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was lauded online after defying many members of her own party by vetoing an anti-gay bill Wednesday night
Senate Bill 1062 was designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays or others who offend their beliefs. However, opponents called it an open attack on gays that invited discrimination.
Arizona governor vetoes anti-gay bill
“I have not heard one example in Arizona where a business owner’s religious liberty has been violated,” Brewer said. “The bill is broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences.”