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NBC News: Arizona Governor Jan Brewer 'Likely to Veto' Anti-Gay Bill

NBC News is reporting that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is "likely" to veto SB 1062, the bill that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays based on religious beliefs, citing three people closet to Brewer.

NBC reports Brewer:

One of those is longtime Brewer political adviser Chuck Coughlin, who told NBC News: “It’s been her proclivity in the past to focus on the priorities she wants them [the legislature] to accomplish, and this was clearly not part of her agenda.”

“She doesn’t want to take any actions that could jeopardize the economic momentum we’ve seen here in Arizona,” said another person close to the governor.

The economic consequences would be vast. In addition to likely losing the Super Bowl, more than 83 companies and business coalitions including Apple and American Airlines have come out against the draconian bill.

Brewer told CNN's Dana Bash yesterday:

“I have a history of deliberating and having an open dialogue on bills that are controversial, to listen to both sides of those issues, and I welcome the input, and information that they can provide to me. And certainly I am pro-business, and that is what's turning our economy around, so I appreciate their input, as I appreciate the other side...I have to look at what it says, and what the law says, and take that information and do the right thing, but I can assure you, as always, I will do the right thing for the state of Arizona."

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  1. She should have vetoed SB1062 the moment it came across her desk. But instead, she had to "think" on it aka consult about whether or not she would still get wing nut welfare if she did veto it.

    Posted by: Phoenix Justice | Feb 25, 2014 11:24:13 AM

  2. Blah, Blah, Blah. She is an idiot for even considering the bill.

    Posted by: Joel | Feb 25, 2014 11:33:46 AM

  3. Christians and all religious fundies are the ultimate special snowflakes, and what's even worse is that they arrogantly assume they get to run the world according to their "beliefs"..

    Posted by: globularcluster | Feb 25, 2014 11:38:24 AM

  4. Her hair must be planted into her neck. People wonder why the GOP is characterized as stupid and out-of-touch. They wonder why male GOP legislators have no respect for women. She embodies all the answers to those questions.

    Posted by: SteveDenver | Feb 25, 2014 11:40:45 AM

  5. Until I hear of a veto, I'm not holding my breath. Brewer has shown time and again that she is a bigot and damn the fallout.

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | Feb 25, 2014 11:45:42 AM

  6. The God of most rightwing Christians is actually Money, so it's all "bible, values, morals, blah, blah, blah" until it looks like it'll cost them a single penny and then it's "uh, nevermind."

    So, yeah, she'll veto it.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Feb 25, 2014 11:56:54 AM

  7. She is a dummy, but she's not suicidal.

    Posted by: DC Insider | Feb 25, 2014 12:03:58 PM

  8. The drunken b.tch will NOT sign this bill. What will it for Arizona? Not good.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Feb 25, 2014 12:08:59 PM

  9. Come on, Jan, sign it, I dare ya!

    Posted by: tbd | Feb 25, 2014 12:15:23 PM

  10. Is there going to be an election coming up in Arizona? She must be weighing its effects on her re-election bid.

    Posted by: simon | Feb 25, 2014 12:53:38 PM

  11. It's being widely reported that Brewer will veto the bill today by 4:30PM local time in Arizona. There are at least two independent sources, in Arizona government, making this claim.

    Posted by: Nick | Feb 25, 2014 1:13:08 PM

  12. She'll veto it, but it ain't because she's in any way accepting of LGBT people. Thankfully, with the business community on our side now, states are thinking twice about legislating hate into their constitutions. Unfortunately, the fact is, a lot of hate still exists throughout much of the country.

    Posted by: Francis | Feb 25, 2014 1:13:44 PM

  13. "She must be weighing its effects on her re-election bid."

    This is her final term. Although -- surprise, surprise -- she's trying to find a way around the state constitution to run for a third term.

    Posted by: crispy | Feb 25, 2014 1:20:05 PM

  14. She may veto, but I'm betting she will still get some sh* tty comment and dig in about gay people.

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Feb 25, 2014 1:38:22 PM

  15. The stupid party strikes again. This time dropping a barbell on their own toes.

    Posted by: simon | Feb 25, 2014 2:29:07 PM

  16. People all over Arizona are urging Governor Jan Brewer to veto this bill. You can, too.

    In Tucson, call:

    (520) 628-6580

    In Phoenix, call:

    (520) 542-4331

    Posted by: RonCharles | Feb 25, 2014 4:52:12 PM

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