Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake Urge Brewer Veto of Arizona Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill

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"I hope Governor Brewer will veto #SB1062," Arizona Senator John McCain tweeted this morning, joining his colleague Senator Jeff Flake who tweeted a nearly identical message over the weekend.

Brewer spoke about the bill with CNN on Friday:

“Well, it’s a very controversial piece of legislation. We know that. We know that it’s failed in a lot of states across the country. … I’ve been reading about it on the Internet and I will make my decision some time before … by next Friday … if I do decide to sign it. But it’s very controversial, so I’ve got to get my hands around it.”


  1. Paul R says

    Brewer’s quotation makes her sound like an idiot. Besides being mealy-mouthed and repetitive, elected officials shouldn’t cop to using the Internet for guidance on tough political decisions. I’m quite sure she knows enough about the bill at this point that she won’t learn much from surfing the Web.

  2. tranquilo says

    It’s going down. Repubs love to pander to the crazy, but when it starts messing with profits (the Chamber of Commerce is against it), then it’s time to tamp down on the fringe.

  3. BETTY says

    Finally something rational from McCain. I’m surprised he isn’t somehow blaming Obama for this like he normally does. I am so dissapointed in him. He used to be a respected Republican with half a brain but, in the past couple of years he has turned into this bitter, old man who yells at the sun like Grandpa Simpson.

  4. jakeinlove says

    Jan, your only option in getting your hands around it is to rip it up in shreds. As a Phoenician this is not supported by me and a lot of gay and straight people in the city. They can see that this garbage will spread far past the reaches of the gay community and a lot of businesses are going out of their way to say they would never discriminate their customer base.

  5. Kenneth says

    Paul, that’s because she IS an idiot. She’s a drunk, uneducated lizard of a woman who’s only there to benefit herself, her family and their bank accounts. If I never step foot in AZ again, it will be under great duress. The fact that someone like her could actually be elected speaks volume to the over all quality and mentality of the citizens of that state. Their brains are all boiled by the “dry” heat.

  6. Howard B says

    Maybe I’m too cynical but this reeks of the Republican establishment trying to supress this until AFTER the 2014 elections! After all, they don’t want people to think they are intolerant.

    After 2014, they will have a miraculous change of heart and support discrimination because…that’s what God wants!

  7. says

    I am an Arizona native, born and raised. This bill is appalling to me and so many others LGBTAQ. Please, I feel like we need all of the help and support we can get, so that this bill does not pass.

  8. Mikey DallasM says

    I half wish she would sign it so that once the real consequences of that are shown, no other state will try it again.

  9. tinkerbelle says

    @ Howard B — do you really think the Republicants are going to have a good shot of success in the 2014 elections? Something of importance has been happening that leads me to believe there is going to be a backlash come November…

    @ Mikey DallasM — I sort of feel the same, bring it on and suffer the consequences.

  10. Icebloo says

    Why are Republicans all INSANE ? Seriously. What the hell happened to them ?
    For a democracy to work we need a serious opposition and right now a group of monkeys is more intelligent and realistic than the insane Republican party.
    Things have gotten so bad for them they are now trying to revive Jeb Bush for their next presidential race. Yes. It’s that bad.

  11. anon says

    It’s such a narrowly focused bill that it probably would not pass muster on 14th amendment grounds. You can’t pass laws out of animus or spite.

  12. Matt says

    This is of course a terrible bill, and it will fail. But think how far we’ve come. These bills are sort of a jab from a panicky right wing that sees the writing on the wall for gay marriage, and not even these bills can make it through a single red state so far. Yes, it’s chilling that the legislature passed it, but just as quickly the republican legislators seem to be hearing the message that the world has changed!