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Vetoing Arizona's Religious Freedom Bill

Updated: Thursday, February 27 2014, 11:10 AM CST

Deciding to veto. The pressure on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to make a dicision on a controversial religious freedom bill is over.

Brewer spent much of her time behind closed doors today, contemplating her decision, and meeting with representatives on both sides of the issue.

With her state and the nation eagerly awaiting her choice, Governor Jan Brewer held a press conference to announce her decision.

"Senate Bill 1062 does not address a specific or present concern related to religious liberty in Arizona. 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. After weighing all of the arguments, I have vetoed Senate Bill 1062 moments ago."

The Governor of Arizona went on the encourage Arizona residents and all Americans to let the ugliness of the debate over the controversial senate bill turn into a renewed search for greater respect and understanding.

Vetoing Arizona's Religious Freedom Bill


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