Arizona Senator Jeff Flake “Hopes” Governor Brewer Will Veto Anti-LGBT Discrimination Bill
February 23, 2014 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake took to Twitter this weekend to voice his hope that Governor Jan Brewer will make the right decision regarding the so-called “Religious Freedom Restoration Act.” (SB1062)
I hope Governor Brewer vetoes SB 1062— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) February 22, 2014
If Governor Brewer signs the "License to Discriminate" into law, any individual, corporation, institution, or business organization may be permitted to refuse services to LGBT people on the basis of religious freedom.
SB1062 aims to legally sanction discrimination against not only the LGBT community, but also women. For example, a business owner whose religion tells him that women shouldn't work outside the home could refuse to sell her a business suit or to seat a woman celebrating a promotion at work in a restuarant.
This weekend’s proclamation is not the first time Senator Flake did the right thing on LGBT issues. Last year, Sen. Flake voted in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, after hearing from thousands of Arizonans who contacted him through the Americans for Workplace Opportunity campaign.
Your voice can make a difference in Arizona.
Join HRC and others at a rally Monday at 5:30 p.m., at the State House to call on the Governor to veto SB 1062. For more information contact HRC Regional Field Organizer Adrian Matanza, who is on-the-ground in Phoenix.
Or contact Governor Brewer at:
Phoenix Office: (602) 542-4331
Tucson Office: (520) 628-6580
In-State Toll Free: 1-800-253-0883 (outside Maricopa County only)
July 30, 2014