*The national spotlight is now shining on Arizona as Gov. Jan Brewer (R) weighs whether to sign the controversial “license to discriminate” bill (SB 1062) passed by the legislature last week. Though the potential consequences are broad, at the very least it would seemingly allow businesses to use religion as an excuse to legally refuse service to LGBT people. She’sreceiving a lot of encouragement to veto the bill from groups and individuals across the state, including from one lawmaker who even voted for it, many of the state’s representatives in Congress, and the state’s largest newspaper.
State Sen. Steve Pierce (R) voted for the bill, but admits now, “I screwed up. I’m trying to make it right.” He does not like the “negative picture of Arizona” the bill has painted…* Is the Bible a good guide for morality? Should laws be based on Christianity? The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
*Read more here from Zack Ford / TPM: http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2014/02/24/3322361/arizona-discriminate-veto/#