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S.B. 1062

Michele Bachmann Claims Gay People Are Bullying Americans

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is still not pleased with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's (R) decision to veto SB 1062 late last month. In an interview ...

It's Not the Hate, It's the Stupidity

Will Durst | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Will Durst

Alright. Woo-hoo. We're partying now. With the kind of enthusiasm normally reserved for sorting Phillips head screws from flat head screws, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer publicly vetoed SB 1062.

Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill Inspired This State Lawmaker To Come Out

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

Arizona state Sen. Steve Gallardo (D) announced on Wednesday that he is gay, saying the controversy over Senate Bill 1062 prompted him to go public wi...

Bachmann Slams Brewer Veto

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) criticized Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) for vetoing SB 1062, which would have allowed businesses to legally refuse serv...

More Victories for Gay Rights - More Work to Be Done

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

As we experience more victories like we did in Texas and Arizona last week, we'll be that much closer to seeing equality for all. We're getting there, but there's a lot more work to be done.

Arizona Veto of "Religious Liberty" Bill Shows that Economic Conservatives Take Religious Conservatives for Suckers

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

When a conservative Republican governor vetoes a "religious liberty" bill passed by a conservative Republican legislature because the business community tells her to, it shows who really calls the shots.

Gays Can Eat Cake in Arizona Again!

Susie Sampson | Posted 04.30.2014 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

SB 1062 in Arizona was vetoed by Governor Jan Brewer! But not everyone is so happy about it. Amidst the hatred, there was actually more entertaining hatred found on Twitter.

Impeding Jobs: The Bad Business of the GOP's Social Agenda

Michael Sargeant | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

Governor Jan Brewer's moment of sanity notwithstanding, the sad spectacle of Arizona's SB 1062 is simply further proof that the GOP's obsession with bashing gays and regulating uteruses is itself impeding job growth in the states Republicans control.

Your "Right" Not to Serve Them? An Arizona Veto

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Your religious "right" to refuse service to gays and lesbians? Actually, no. ...

Discrimination, Inc.

David Gans | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
David Gans

What does anti-LGBT legislation in Arizona and Kansas have to do with a pair of Supreme Court cases out of Oklahoma and Pennsylvania challenging the Affordable Care Act? Quite a lot.

Arizona, Put on Your Rainbow Shades

Dana Beyer | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Why, if most Americans reject discrimination, do their elected legislatures support it? And, in particular, that means the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Despite Gov. Jan Brewer's Veto, Most Arizona Businesses Still Have a 'License to Discriminate' Against LGBT People

Crosby Burns | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Crosby Burns

Even today, without S.B. 1062, businesses can still turn away LGBT customers in the 86 Arizona municipalities that do not have any LGBT protections on the books. Nevertheless, this fact seems lost in the media and among LGBT activists.

Amanda Terkel

Georgia, Mississippi Backtrack On Bills Mirroring Arizona Anti-Gay Legislation | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a national uproar over controversial "religious freedom" legislation in Arizona, Georgia and Mississippi have now backtracked on s...

The Fight for Dignity for All in Arizona

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 04.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Marielena Hincapié

Immigrants' rights advocates like me got a strong sense of déjà vu this week. Four years ago, SB 1070, legislation designed to make life miserable for immigrants and those a person might "suspect" could be foreign, sat on the governor's desk for several days until she signed that misguided -- and unconstitutional -- piece of legislation into law.

We're Now Congratulating Common Sense

Vin Testa | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Vin Testa

Sure, it's a victory in the smallest sense of the word, but is it worth celebrating the fact that the road to this veto was even taken?

Joe Walsh Claims LGBT Community Has Become 'Constitutional Terrorists'

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

Amid widespread backlash against the Arizona anti-gay bill that was ultimately vetoed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), Chicago radio host and former Re...

Bill Donohue Seeks Examples Of Gay People Being Discriminated Against

Posted 02.27.2014 | Religion

Catholic League President Bill Donohue exclaimed "we're being besieged," during an appearance on CNN with Chris Cuomo. The debate took place in the ...

Amanda Terkel

Phoenix Mayor On Anti-Gay Bill: The 'Damage Has Already Been Done' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) vetoed controversial anti-gay legislation known as SB 1062 Wednesday evening, after the bill sparked a natio...

Arizona's 'Hate Bill:' A Defense?

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Paul Schwennesen

Well Arizona, we've dodged a nasty little squabble. Our governor has dealt a blow to SB 1062, what CNN helpfully dubbed the "Anti-Gay" bill and other...

GOP Lawmaker In Hot Water Over Racially-Charged Joe Arpaio Jokes

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

Arizona state Rep. John Kavanagh (R-Fountain Hills) is facing heat for some racially-charged jokes at a recent roast of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Ar...

Conservative Pundits MELT DOWN Over Veto Of Anti-Gay Bill

Posted 02.27.2014 | Media

Though many cheered when Arizona governor Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062, the bill that would have made it legal for people to refuse to serve LGBT people ...

Are They Even Talking About The Same Story?

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 02.26.2014 | Media

Most media organizations took to Twitter and mobile alerts to report that Gov. Jan Brewer (R) vetoed an Arizona bill that would have allowed businesse...

Amanda Terkel

Jan Brewer Announces Veto Of Arizona Anti-Gay Bill | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) announced her decision to veto legislation on Wednesday that would have allowed businesses to legally refuse...

Jan Brewer To Make Announcement On Arizona Anti-Gay Bill

Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) will make a statement on Arizona's SB 1062 on Wednesday evening. Brewer is set to speak on the controversial measure, ...

Don't Pile More Discrimination on LGBTQ Kids

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Kevin M. Ryan

We've watched those caskets lowered into the ground, and grieved at those wakes and funerals, just as many thousands of child advocates all across the country have done. Legislation that endorses discrimination against them will only worsen their isolation and despair.