Washington Post reports:
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) announced Wednesday night that she has vetoed a controversial bill that would have allowed businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians if they felt it violated their religious rights.
Gay rights advocates have denounced the legislation, labeling it a form of legalized discrimination, and Arizona’s two GOP senators and leading Republican candidates for governor urged Brewer to veto the bill. Even a few GOP state legislators who voted for the measure now say it is not the right thing to do.
Brewer said in a brief press conference that the bill “does not address a specific or pressing concern” and that it is not part of her agenda.
The Dean of the Cathedral the Very Rev. Troy Mendez and Bishop Kirk Smith of the Diocese of Arizona spoke out against this bill.
More from CNN here.