SB 1062

State Capitol News
8:14 am
Mon March 10, 2014

SB 1062 Proponents Met With Governor’s Staff Prior to Legislative Session

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Top aides to Gov. Jan Brewer sought and got proponents of a “religious liberty” bill to make changes to SB 1062 — and then the Governor vetoed it more than a month later. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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8:39 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Gov. Brewer Vetoes SB 1062

Gov. Jan Brewer details Wednesday why she vetoed legislation that proponents said would prevent religious discrimination.
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Rejecting last minute pleas from its supporters, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed late Wednesday controversial legislation billed as protecting religious freedom. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:33 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

SB 1062 Author Makes a Final Appeal to the Governor for Bill Passage

Sen. Steve Yarbrough, sponsor of SB 1062, talks with reporters Wednesday after he met with Gov. Jan Brewer to convince her to sign the legislation.
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The author of the controversial legislation about religion and discrimination made a last-ditch effort this afternoon to convince Gov. Jan Brewer to sign it. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:25 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Governor to Hear Final Word on SB 1062 Before Making Decision

State Sen. Steve Yarbrough, sponsor of SB 1062
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Proponents of the controversial bill SB 1062 will get a last chance today to convince Gov. Jan Brewer to sign the legislation. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:46 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

State Senator Al Melvin Defends SB 1062 Amid Increasing Protests Against the Law

Sen. Melvin explains his support for SB 1062 on "Anderson Cooper 360" Monday.
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While most Arizona business leaders and politicians are urging the governor to veto SB 1062 at least one state legislator is standing by his vote. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, Senator Al Melvin took to the national airwaves to defend the bill.

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State Capitol News
3:57 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Three State Senators Who Voted for SB 1062 Now Favor a Veto

State Sen. Adam Driggs
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Three Republican state senators who voted for SB 1062 are now on record opposed to what’s been billed as a religious-freedom measure. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Hundreds Gather at Flagstaff City Hall to Protest SB 1062

The protest opposing SB 1062 on Sun, Feb. 23 drew an estimated 500 people to the lawn outside Flagstaff City Hall.
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Yesterday, hundreds of people gathered outside Flagstaff City Hall in protest of the Arizona state legislature’s passage of SB 1062. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the protest was organized by two current members of the Flagstaff City Council.

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State Capitol News
3:05 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Economic Development Group Urges Gov. Brewer to Veto Religion Law

Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, is pressing Gov. Brewer to veto the law that would allow businesses to deny services to gays on religious grounds.
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The head of a major economic development group is urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation expanding the ability of businesses to use their religion to deny services to gays — and maybe others. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:34 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Religious Freedom Bill Riles Gay Rights Supporters and Goes to Governor

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Gov. Jan Brewer is going to get the last word on whether business owners can cite their religion as a reason to turn away gays — and maybe others. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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4:35 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

State Senate Votes to Allow Businesses Right to Refuse Services to Gays

Sen. Steve Yarbrough
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State senators voted along party lines this afternoon to allow businesses to claim religious rights to refuse to serve gays — and against extending civil rights laws to gays. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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