After plenty of speculation on whether Arizona Governor Jan Brewer would or wouldn’t veto a controversial amendment to the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” Arizona Governor Jan Brewer put to rest the speculation this evening:
Moments ago, I vetoed #SB1062. pic.twitter.com/gdQn0dG2vB
— Jan Brewer (@GovBrewer) February 27, 2014
The full veto letter is here (PDF).
Sen. John McCain and Rep. Nancy Pelosi are happy about it:
I appreciate Gov Brewer's decision to veto #SB1062 – everyone is welcome to enjoy our beautiful #Arizona. My stmt: http://t.co/oBnQaxtzDf
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) February 27, 2014
Discrimination has no place in our society. Veto = victory in AZ tonight #sb1062
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) February 27, 2014
Editor’s note: This post has been updated (title and content) to make it clear that Brewer vetoed an amendment to the existing Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and not the entire act itself.
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