02/24/2014 10:34 pm ET Updated Feb 25, 2014

Jan Brewer Promises To 'Do The Right Thing' For Arizona On Anti-LGBT Bill

WASHINGTON -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) is in Washington for the National Governors Association meeting, but a monumental state bill infamous for its discriminatory implications awaits her review back in Phoenix.

The bill, SB 1062, would permit discrimination on the basis of religious freedom, allowing business owners to refuse service to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender customers.

The bill has passed both houses of the Arizona legislature. Brewer has not said whether she will sign it into law.

“I'm going to go home, and when I receive the bill, I'm going to read it and I'm going to be briefed on it. We have been following it. And I will make my decision in the near future,” Brewer told CNN on Monday, adding that she has until Friday or Saturday morning to decide.

Brewer touted her history of dealing with controversial issues as governor, saying she intends to weigh both sides of the argument.

“I can assure you, as always, I will do the right thing for the state of Arizona,” Brewer said.

As of Monday, five of Arizona's nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives had publicly denounced the legislation. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) tweeted their hopes that Brewer would veto the bill.

The White House hasn't commented.



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