Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced late Wednesday that she had vetoed a bill in the state legislature that would protect religious freedoms but had been labeled as “anti-gay.”
“Senate Bill 1062 does not address a specific or present concern related to religious liberty in Arizona,” Brewer said. “I have not heard of one example in Arizona where a business owner’s religious liberty has been violated.
“The bill is broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences,” Brewer continued. “After weighing all of the arguments, I have vetoed Senate Bill 1062 moments ago.”