Bill Allowing Businesses to Turn Away Gays Reaches Ariz. Governor
(PHOENIX) -- A bill allowing businesses to refuse service to customers based on personal, religious beliefs is now on the desk of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. The state legislature passed the bill late Thursday, but not without a fiery debate. “This is simply protecting religious freedom that is recognized and defended and supported in the First Amendment that the founders wanted, nothing else,” said Republican Rep. Eddie Farnsworth, who sponsored the bill.