Arizona Governor to Make Decision on “Anti-Gay” Bill
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is likely to veto the “anti-gay” bill that was passed by the Arizona Senate last week.
Several news outlets are reporting that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is likely to veto the “anti-gay” bill that was passed by the Arizona Senate last week. In an exclusive interview with CNN, Brewer did not indicate any intention of vetoing or approving the the measure. “I can assure you, as always, I will do the right thing for the state of Arizona,” she stated.
Some Arizona Republicans who know her well have stated that they believe her comments are indicative of rejecting the bill. Chuck Coughlin, Brewer’s longtime political advisor, believes that the bill simply isn’t something that Brewer feels is important enough to move forward with. “It’s been her proclivity in the past to focus on the priorities she wants them [the legislature] to accomplish, and this was clearly not part of her agenda,” he stated.
Another person close to the governor agreed with Coughlin. “She doesn’t want to take any actions that could jeopardize the economic momentum we’ve seen here in Arizona,” they said.
Kansas and Tennessee have recently been in the spotlight due to similar situations with similar bills. Both states dropped the measures.
Brewer is expected to meet with stakeholders and make a decision by Thursday or Friday.
MOST VIEWED STORIES
- Same-sex couple marries in the first wedding ever held at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
- LGBTQ+ wedding inspiration: celebrating queer love with a rooftop party, modern aesthetic and terracotta color palette
- European rights court finds Romania in violation of LGBTQ+ rights and orders legal protections for same-sex couples
- These two brides had their queer Christian wedding on the Seattle waterfront with nautical vibes and a rainbow cake
- From an OkCupid match to an Appalachian mountain wedding with a restored barn, bonfire and native wildflowers