Well I’m Glad Arizona Could Come On Back And Join Us In The Year 2014, Where Homosexuality Is Widely Accepted
WASHINGTON — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) announced her decision to veto legislation on Wednesday that would have allowed businesses to legally refuse service to anyone on “religious freedom” grounds, effectively allowing them to discriminate against same-sex couples.
Brewer said the bill had “the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve.”
“Senate Bill 1062 does not address a specific or present concern related to religious liberty in Arizona,” she said. “I have not heard one example where business owners’ religious liberty has been violated.”
The state legislature passed the bill, known as SB 1062, last week. But in recent days, it has come under intense criticism from activists, lawmakers and business interests both in Arizona and nationally. The state’s two Republican senators, Jeff Flake and John McCain, called on Brewer to veto it, and major corporations like Marriott, Appleand American Airlines all wrote to the governor and expressed their opposition.
Businesses in the Phoenix area were also especially worried, with the Super Bowl set to be held in Glendale, Ariz. in 2015. On Monday, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee came out against SB 1062, stating, “[W]e have heard loud and clear from our various stakeholders that adoption of this legislation would not only run contrary to that goal but deal a significant blow to the state’s economic growth potential. We do not support this legislation.”
Arizona hasn’t been the only state pushing a bill that would allow open discrimination against same-sex couples; similar bills have been popping up in states including Tennessee, Kansas, South Dakota and Maine.
Well I’m glad that Arizona was able to come on back to the year 2014 with the rest of us, where we have indoor plumbing, drive in fast cars, have phones that don’t have cords, we can “video chat” and homosexuality is widely accepted. Yeah I know.. it’s all pretty crazy right.. well that’s what happens when you propose a bill that belongs in the 1800s or hell even in 1960s Jim Crow.
You know how they say that parts of Africa are considered to be hundreds of years behind us culturally and economically because of slavery? Like how currently Uganda has a “Top 200 Most Wanted Homosexuals” list.. etc. etc. Well sometimes I think parts of the U.S. are living hundreds of years in the past too.. Like Tennessee, Kansas, South Dakota, Maine, most of the Bible Belt, Texas, Utah and the list goes on. Well Arizona was so so close to making that list, when they almost passed a bill that allowed people to discriminate against homosexuals.. we’re talking in stores, restaurants, various forms of establishments. This “anti-gay” bill would have allowed people to discriminate against anybody *cough**cough* the gays *cough**cough.. on the grounds of “religious freedom”. Guys… discriminating against the homosexuals is so “yesteryear”. I mean come on! The gay segregation legislation that we’re seeing in Arizona and Kansas today (amongst others) is the same thing we saw in the 1960’s.. Jim Crow. Different face, but the exact same ideas. This isn’t progressive thinking. Thank God we have some people with decent moral compasses in office in these states.
It doesn’t matter if you’re gay or straight, If you don’t think all people deserve the right to choose their lifestyle.. or to be treated equally, just like every human being should.. You’re not very American.. and you clearly don’t believe in the whole “Land of the free” thing..
So thank you Gov. Jan Brewer for vetoing this hate bill. We’ll be having none of that.