Jeff Flake: Brewer Should Veto Anti-Gay Marriage Bill

Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 11:08 AM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake wants his state's governor to veto controversial legislation that will allow business owners to cite their religious beliefs when denying service to homosexual customers.

Flake sent a short, cryptic message on Twitter Sunday afternoon, simply saying:  "I hope Governor Brewer vetoes SB 1062."



He hasn't commented further about the tweet, reports The Hill. The state's Republican governor, Jan Brewer,  is attending the national governor's meeting in Washington, and says she's carefully considering whether to veto or sign the bill that was passed by her fellow Republicans.

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act allows businesses to operate based on their own religious beliefs. Supporters say the bill is needed so business owners can follow their faith, but critics say the bill allows businesses to discriminate against homosexuals - or anyone else they say violates their beliefs.

The Center for Arizona Policy, a conservative organization which supports the bill, said that the legislation "seeks to ensure that state laws that violate the religious liberty of private persons cannot be enforced simply because the government is not technically a party to the case."

But Arizona businesses are urging Brewer to veto the law, with the greater Phoenix Economic Council saying it could have "profound, negative" effects on the state's economy.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Wash. Post: Review Finds FBI Crime Lab Unit Rife With Flawed Forensics

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 23:04 PM

Nearly every criminal case the FBI and Justice Department has so far reviewed since launching the largest-ever probe of  . . .

Marco Rubio: Letting Illegals Apply for Jobs Would Be a 'Lure'

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 22:55 PM

President Barack Obama's possible move to allow millions of illegal immigrants to apply for work in the United States wo . . .

Mike Rogers: White House 'Not Connected to Reality' on Russia

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 22:04 PM

The White House is not acting seriously enough on Russia's breaking of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved