It's Finally Dead: Gov. Jan Brewer Vetos Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill

Finally the deed is done and SB1062 is dead as Jan Brewer has staved off Arizona's version of Sharia law.


Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) announced Wednesday night that she has vetoed the anti-gay bill that has been sitting on her desk since last week.

The bill "does not address a specific or present concern related to religious liberty in Arizona," she said in explaining her decision. She took no questions after announcing the veto.

"I sincerely believe that (the bill) has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve," she said. "It could divide Arizona in ways that no one could imagine."

Brewer added that the legislation was "broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences."

Brewer stressed that she had consulted with all sides before making her decision."I call them like I see them, despot the cheers and the jeers from the crowd," she said. "Religious freedom is an American value, and so is non-discrimination."

I'm sure there will be a conservative freak out on Thursday so stay tuned.

UPDATE: Rich Lowry is shrill: Brewer's Foolish Veto


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