Feb. 26 - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed legislation that would permit businesses to cite personal religious beliefs as grounds to refuse service to gay customers. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**CBS - DIGITAL USE ONLY, NO BROADCAST USE WORLDWIDE, NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA BROADCASTER WEBSITES. NO ACCESS JAPAN. NO ACCESS ABC AMERICA, FOX, UNIVISION, TELEMUNDO, BBC AMERICA, NBC, OR THEIR DIGITAL/MOBILE PLATFORMS OR ARIZONA MEDIA MARKET WEBSITES *~ ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a controversial bill on Wednesday that has been derided by critics as a license to discriminate against gays in the name of religion, saying the measure could result in "unintended and negative consequences." The measure, passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature last week, would have allowed business owners to cite personal religious beliefs as legal grounds for refusing to serve same-sex couples or any other prospective customers. But a number of major business organizations and some fellow Republican politicians had urged Brewer to veto the bill. "Senate bill 1062 has the potential to create more problems then it purports to solve. It could divide Arizona in ways we could not even imagine and no one would ever want," Brewer said.