02/26/14 09:30 PM
PHOENIX (AP) — Complete transcript of statement read by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday regarding her veto of a bill allowing religious reasons for refusing service to gays: Good evening and thank you all for joining me here this evening. I'm here to announce a decision on Senate Bill...
By Ashe Schow | 02/26/14 08:41 PM
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,”...
02/26/14 08:30 PM
PHOENIX (AP) — The bill has galvanized business leaders and gay-rights supporters nationwide, united libertarians and Christian conservatives and stirred up a passionate debate on topics like religion and discrimination. Opponents of the legislation, Senate Bill 1062, call it state-sanctioned...
By Associated Press | 02/26/14 07:20 PM
Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected Arizona to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties.
By Ashe Schow | 02/26/14 06:37 PM
Sports Illustrated has confirmed that Arizona could, indeed, lose the Super Bowl if the state passes a controversial religious freedom bill. “Even as momentum continues to build against Arizona's controversial bill that would allow businesses to deny service to gay couples on religious...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/26/14 03:42 PM
The White House on Wednesday criticized an Arizona measure that would allow businesses to refuse service to gay and lesbian customers. Asked if Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer should veto the controversial law, Obama deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said the White House does not “weigh...
02/26/14 03:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hispanic National Bar Association on Wednesday said it cancelled its 2015 convention in Phoenix over legislation adding protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. The move makes the group one of the first to pull out of Arizona...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/26/14 03:10 PM
A bipartisan group of law professors, including some who support gay marriage, told Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act update that she is considering signing into law does not legalize discrimination, or even focus on gay marriage, despite criticism to the contrary.
By Bloomberg News | 02/25/14 03:37 PM
Companies from Apple to American Airlines called on Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill permitting businesses to refuse service on religious grounds, a measure that opponents say is meant to allow discrimination against gays. The measure passed last week prompted tourists to cancel...
By Ashe Schow | 02/25/14 02:06 PM
Call it what you want -- anti-gay or religious rights -- but if Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs a controversial bill, you might not be calling Arizona the home of the 2015 Super Bowl.
02/24/14 08:00 PM
PHOENIX (AP) — A proposed law awaiting action by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has galvanized the state's business community and gay rights activists nationwide. Opponents argue the bill is designed to allow businesses to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation. Proponents...
02/24/14 05:01 PM
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Gov. Jan Brewer faced intensifying pressure Monday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own party to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gay people. Senate Bill 1062 has set...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/24/14 12:40 PM
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., reminded vulnerable Democrats that they can't "hide" from the Affordable Care Act in the 2014 elections, after a fundraising trip on behalf of one colleague whose allies portrayed her as an Obamacare whistleblower in a recent campaign ad.
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:45 AM
PHOENIX -- Arizona's biggest business advocacy group is calling on Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill allowing business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to refuse service to gays. The legislation passed last week has triggered a national backlash from supporters of gay rights, and the...
By Associated Press | 02/18/14 09:14 AM
House Bill 2586 would require the state Department of Revenue to submit an annual report detailing the names of companies who get corporate credits of $5,000 or more and to make that report public.
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