SB 1062 (Ariz.)

Arizona SB 1062 is a broadly written legislative Act that would allow religious-based discrimination against any group of people for any religious reason. While the intended target of the bill is to allow businesses to refuse to serve the LGBT community, specifically in the cases of same-sex couples, the language of the bill would allow any business to use any religious belief to discriminate against any group. The bill, approved by the GOP-controlled state legislature, thrust Arizona into the national spotlight and created a firestorm of criticism from the business community, gay rights supporters and many prominent Republicans. The bill was vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer on Feb. 26, 2014.
[ Bill text. ] [ Veto letter. ]