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Wed Feb 26, 2014, 07:54 PM

Jan Brewer Announces Veto Of Arizona Anti-Gay Bill SB 1062

Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) announced her decision to veto legislation on Wednesday that would have allowed businesses to legally refuse service to anyone on "religious freedom" grounds, effectively allowing them to discriminate against same-sex couples.

The state legislature passed the bill, known as SB 1062, last week. But in recent days, it has come under intense criticism from activists, lawmakers and business interests both in Arizona and nationally. The state's two Republican senators, Jeff Flake and John McCain, called on Brewer to veto it, and major corporations like Marriott, Apple and American Airlines all wrote to the governor and expressed their opposition.

Businesses in the Phoenix area were also especially worried, with the Super Bowl set to be held in nearby Tempe in 2015. On Monday, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee came out against SB 1062, stating, "[W]e have heard loud and clear from our various stakeholders that adoption of this legislation would not only run contrary to that goal but deal a significant blow to the state's economic growth potential. We do not support this legislation."

Arizona hasn't been the only state pushing a bill that would allow open discrimination against same-sex couples; similar bills have been popping up in states including Tennessee, Kansas, South Dakota and Maine.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/26/jan-brewer-vetoes_n_4854003.html

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Reply Jan Brewer Announces Veto Of Arizona Anti-Gay Bill SB 1062 (Original post)
onehandle Feb 2014 OP
Lucky Luciano Feb 2014 #1
GP6971 Feb 2014 #2
Archae Feb 2014 #20
GP6971 Feb 2014 #30
dbackjon Feb 2014 #58
JI7 Feb 2014 #3
AngryDem001 Feb 2014 #43
blkmusclmachine Feb 2014 #4
RebelOne Feb 2014 #21
Jamastiene Feb 2014 #51
William769 Feb 2014 #5
Pterodactyl Feb 2014 #6
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2014 #10
Jack Rabbit Feb 2014 #19
Dorian Gray Feb 2014 #26
Jack Rabbit Feb 2014 #29
fujiyama Feb 2014 #42
Dorian Gray Feb 2014 #49
pangaia Feb 2014 #36
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2014 #46
demwing Feb 2014 #52
pangaia Feb 2014 #54
tblue37 Feb 2014 #55
Grassy Knoll Feb 2014 #16
ChazII Feb 2014 #22
Doctor_J Feb 2014 #39
ChazII Feb 2014 #45
dbackjon Feb 2014 #59
Scairp Feb 2014 #24
Doctor_J Feb 2014 #38
JI7 Feb 2014 #44
Pterodactyl Feb 2014 #50
AtheistCrusader Feb 2014 #57
Beacool Feb 2014 #63
Pterodactyl Feb 2014 #65
Beacool Feb 2014 #68
Pterodactyl Feb 2014 #69
SoapBox Feb 2014 #7
47of74 Feb 2014 #9
Zorra Feb 2014 #8
Wolf Frankula Feb 2014 #11
Zorra Feb 2014 #18
Not Me Feb 2014 #12
NastyRiffraff Feb 2014 #13
Skittles Feb 2014 #25
Nye Bevan Feb 2014 #14
mn9driver Feb 2014 #15
Jack Rabbit Feb 2014 #17
Le Taz Hot Feb 2014 #23
democratisphere Feb 2014 #27
truthisfreedom Feb 2014 #28
davidn3600 Feb 2014 #31
RBInMaine Feb 2014 #32
Thinkingabout Feb 2014 #33
pinto Feb 2014 #34
Beacool Feb 2014 #35
24601 Feb 2014 #37
Beacool Feb 2014 #41
24601 Feb 2014 #48
Beacool Feb 2014 #53
24601 Feb 2014 #62
Ash_F Feb 2014 #40
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2014 #47
Xolodno Feb 2014 #56
underpants Feb 2014 #60
ChazII Feb 2014 #64
underpants Feb 2014 #70
ChazII Feb 2014 #71
Nanjing to Seoul Feb 2014 #67
countryjake Feb 2014 #61
trickyguy Feb 2014 #66

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 07:56 PM

1. Damn you people are quick! nt

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:00 PM

2. Can the legislative

over ride the veto?

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Response to GP6971 (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:35 PM

20. I'm pretty sure they can.

But I doubt they will.
Just too many groups against this bill.

This bill would have opened a floodgate to those who want to discriminate for "religious" reasons, not serving blacks, Hispanics, ugly people, etc.

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Response to Archae (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:05 PM

30. They may be crazy enough

to do it though. Especially if they had a high vote count for it.

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Response to GP6971 (Reply #30)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 12:04 PM

58. They don't have the votes in the Senate

 

It passed 17-13. And three of the yes votes later asked Brewer to veto.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:01 PM

3. good, but it's sad that it took it "being bad for business" to get opposition

 

rather than being bad because it treats certain humans as less equal.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 11:21 PM

43. Well of course!

Money is their TRUE God!!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:02 PM

4. So, what State IS gonna pass this odious POS "Biblical law" legislation FIRST?

 

There are 20 more Republican-dominated States pushing this TRASH in their legislatures right now!!!

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:44 PM

21. I hope Georgia Gov. Deal follows suit and vetoes the bill. n/t

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 08:45 AM

51. NC probably will pass one.

I KNOW NC cannot be far behind trying to come up with something like this. With McCrory as governor and all his Teabagger buddies in the NC legislature, it will be a shoo in.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:05 PM

5. And heres the moment.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:05 PM

6. Good move on Brewer's part! She should be commended.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:13 PM

10. If she did it on principal...

 

then yes. But she did it for money.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:34 PM

19. To a Republican, it's all the same thing

I agree, she did it for money, but not her money. Arizona was going to lose some business over this. That should be of concern to her, regardless of party affiliation or any other factor that had us our breath until she actually signed her veto message.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:55 PM

26. At this point

I don't even care why she did it. It's the right thing to do, and I'm thankful she did it.

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Response to Dorian Gray (Reply #26)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:02 PM

29. +1

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Response to Dorian Gray (Reply #26)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 11:00 PM

42. Same here. Good to see all the business pressure helped though. For once big $ groups did something

positive!

Besides, AZ's teapublican whackos are so out there they might try to unseat her for this. I don't remember is she term limited? If she is running again, she can expect a challenger...

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Response to fujiyama (Reply #42)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 06:28 AM

49. Yeah...

who would have guessed. I think the NFL saying they'd look at other venues for the Superbowl if they did this hurt, big.

I actually think that there were quite a few Arizonians who were appalled at this potentially being signed into law. At least the few who I know who live there were.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:49 PM

36. I am not aware that she has any principlas,,intelligent ones, anyway.

Could be wrong..I was wrong once before.. back in,...1972, I believe it was.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #36)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 11:31 PM

46. Good point

 

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Response to pangaia (Reply #36)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 08:51 AM

52. No, it was 1971

 

So sorry, wrong again. Aren't you ever right?

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Response to demwing (Reply #52)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 09:36 AM

54. Really, Oh. I was wrong again, the.

The older I get the more times I think I remember I was right..in the past tense..
or something like that.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 10:54 AM

55. And she let it drag on, as though there were ANY arguments that could

support the bill.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:26 PM

16. Yeah, LOL...

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:44 PM

22. A win for Arizona's LGBT community

but for many here in Arizona it is a loss. We lose because folks still want to punish us for the way a small group of people tried to pass this bill and ignoring those who fought against this bill. We lose because people still said they would not step foot in Arizona if SB1062 passed are still refusing to step foot in AZ. Damned either way.

Yes, I am happy and gave a loud shout over her veto. On the other hand I am pissed at those folks who still feel AZ needs to be punished. (Beating a dead horse.)

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Response to ChazII (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:13 PM

39. It wasn't a small group

 

it was a solid majority of your legislature. The only way we have to deter this behavior is to punish the perpetrators.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #39)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 11:28 PM

45. So shouldn't we punish the legislators?

I guess you're okay with punishing those who fought back, sent letters, phoned and held rallies in front of the capitol building.

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Response to ChazII (Reply #45)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 12:05 PM

59. Exactly

 

Usually it only ends up punishing those that opposed it

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:50 PM

24. Please

She didn't do because it's wrong, she did it because the state legislators has gone too far and will alienate too many, costing AZ money. Plus the NFL was making noises about the possibility of moving the Super Bowl to another state next year.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:12 PM

38. Oh, bullshit. She is just trying to get out from under it politically

 

get a clue, for christ sake.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 11:24 PM

44. why did you attack the Clintons when they were pushing for gay rights ? and yet you think

 

brewer should be commended .

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Response to JI7 (Reply #44)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 08:23 AM

50. The Clintons were doing it for political & financial reasons.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #50)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 11:55 AM

57. And Brewer didn't?

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #50)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 08:50 PM

63. How so?

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Response to Beacool (Reply #63)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 10:00 PM

65. They need political donations. If they showed their true DOMA-DADT colors, that would dry up.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #65)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 11:10 PM

68. Nonsense!!!

DOMA was a compromise against many in Congress who wanted an amendment to the Constitution. This is not the 90s, it's a different world now. Back then only a minority of people approved of gay marriage. As for DADT, one of Clinton's first acts in office was his attempt to lift the ban of gays in the military. It failed miserably and cost the Democrats its majority in Congress in 1994.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #68)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 10:26 AM

69. Yeah, sure.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:07 PM

7. ...it's all about the money.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:12 PM

9. Yeah, old Bonefinger would never do anything for the right reasons

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:12 PM

8. Now we must help our poor broken hearted christo-fascist sistren and brethren pick up

the pieces of their shattered dreams of a country where their hate is legally sanctioned.

Hey, I have an idea!!! We can all pitch in and donate to help move all the US christo-fascists to Uganda, where they will fit right in, and bring the oppressed Ugandan LGBT's back to the US on the return flight.

A win-win for everyone!

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Response to Zorra (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:17 PM

11. The Taliboobtists Won't Want to Move to Uganda

It's full of them, you know dark people. Also it's not nearly hot enough.

Wolf

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:33 PM

18. Very good point, they're already trying to get rid of all the dark skinned folks in the US. nt

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:21 PM

12. On the one hand, it's huge...

It shows that 85% of the people in the state believed it to be a flawed, discriminatory law. And that people and corporations will not tolerate it.

BUT,
in the end, her veto gives the cretins who voted for this cred in the eyes of their tea bag constituents. Just like the far right Congresspeople who voted 44 times to overturn the ACA, knowing it wasn't going anywhere, they can go back to their rabid base and say, "I tried, but she vetoed it."

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:22 PM

13. Good. Now we get to watch

the religious nutcases' heads explode. What fun!

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:51 PM

25. *snigger*

it is indeed fun to watch

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:25 PM

14. Shows the power of boycotts (and threats to boycott) (nt)

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:26 PM

15. At some point congress will need to pass an amendment to civil rights

To include sexual orientation/identity as a protected class. That's the only way to put an end to this hateful nonsense.

Of course that means it will need to pass the House, the Senate and be signed by whoever is President. There's a lot of work to do to make that happen.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:27 PM

17. I thought I'd never say this . . .

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:48 PM

23. Funny how quickly their "moral objection"

goes away when it starts to interfere with $$$$.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:55 PM

27. Sanity prevails.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:01 PM

28. Here's the solution to the lack of punishment for those who passed this bill.

Find out who they are and distribute names and clear photos to all restaurants and other establishments they were hell-bent on giving discrimination rights to, so they can be easily identified and refused service. They should be wearing scarlet AGs for Anti-Gay.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:09 PM

31. Didnt want to lose that Super Bowl

 

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:18 PM

32. Grassroots public PRESSURE made this happen. It shows how far off the rails these right wing

 

state legislators have gone.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:23 PM

33. This is a good move, those who sponsored this bill should be ashamed, they should have told those

who requested the bill this is not what America should be doing. If Cathi Herrod is religious she is not following the teachings of Jesus of love thy neighbor. BTW, does this group think God made mistakes when one is gay? Nope, don't think so.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:45 PM

34. Kick

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:48 PM

35. First time I agree with one of her decisions.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #35)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:02 PM

37. It's really disappointing you disagree with her April 2011 veto of the proposal that anyone

running for President must have proof of U.S. citizenship.

It's also disappointing you disagree with her April 2011 veto of a bill which allowed guns on college campuses.

I really hadn't put you in the Birther or Campus Gun camps. Oh well....


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Brewer

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Response to 24601 (Reply #37)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:52 PM

41. Oh, sorry..........

I didn't know that I was supposed to know all of Brewer's legislative history. I live in NJ, I don't particularly give a crap about what goes on in AZ.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #41)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 02:19 AM

48. Just that you had implied some knowledge by noting this was the first agreement the two of you had.

As if there were others with which you disagreed. Didn't know you were one for one.

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Response to 24601 (Reply #48)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 09:36 AM

53. Any reason why you're so protective of a RW governor?

Every time I have seen this woman on TV she's either talking about illegal immigrants or wagging a finger at Obama. If you like her, that's your prerogative, but she's no friend to Democrats.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #53)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 05:22 PM

62. I'm approving good decisions regardless of who makes them. And I believe that those who do not,

sacrifice values for the sake of shallow, transient partisanship.

I will applaud a (D), (R), (I) or other who does good and will take to task those who do not.

Wouldn't you?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:27 PM

40. Great news! /nt

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 01:12 AM

47. She had to do it. She realized Arizona had to join the 21st Century.

 

Now, if only Joe Arpaio would just wither up and blow off into the desert.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 11:22 AM

56. The Tea Party needs to...

...Primary Her...and any Republican State legislator that doesn't call for her impeachment.







I wrote that in jest....

...but suddenly I feel evil.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 12:08 PM

60. Money talks don't it? Reminds me of Arizona finally approving MLK Day

MLK Day was voted down by the public and , I think, the legislature until the NFL Players Assoc. said - no MLK no Super Bowl. It was passed in the next election.

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Response to underpants (Reply #60)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 08:57 PM

64. Arizona did put the MLK Day on the ballot

and the public did vote it down. You are correct on your AZ history.

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Response to ChazII (Reply #64)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 03:09 PM

70. Thanks- more from Wikipedia- nasty history with Arizona and MLK Day

Former Arizona governor Governor Bruce Babbitt, a Democrat, created the holiday in Arizona by executive order just before he left office in 1986, but his Republican successor Evan Mecham, armed with an attorney general's opinion that Babbitt's order was illegal, rescinded it days after he took office.[11] Mecham subsequently issued his own executive order, setting aside the third Sunday in January as an unpaid holiday to honor King, but it never was recognized by supporters of a paid holiday.

Sen. John McCain (Republican of Arizona) voted against the creation of the holiday to honor King, and later defended Arizona Republican Governor Evan Mecham's rescission of the state holiday in honor of King created by his Democratic predecessor. After his opposition grew increasingly untenable, McCain reversed his position, and encouraged his home state of Arizona to recognize the holiday despite opposition from Mecham.[12] During the 2008 presidential campaign, McCain was criticized for his initial opposition to the measure.

In 1989, the Arizona state legislature replaced Columbus Day with the King holiday.[13] In 1990, Arizonans were given the opportunity to vote to observe an MLK holiday. In 1990 the National Football League threatened to move the Super Bowl that was planned to be in Arizona in 1993 if the MLK holiday was voted down.[13] McCain successfully appealed to former President Ronald Reagan to support the holiday.[14] The state legislature passed a measure to keep both Columbus Day and Martin Luther King Day, but it was too late as 76% of voters rejected the King holiday. Consequently, the state “lost $500 million and the Super Bowl” which moved to Pasadena, California.[13]
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr._Day

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Response to underpants (Reply #70)

Fri Feb 28, 2014, 04:16 PM

71. Wikipedia left out a few crucial facts

Bob Corbin was the Atty. General for Arizona at that time.

The primaries had been held and businessman Bill Schultz (Ind), former Supt. of Public Instruction, Carolyn Warner, (Dem.) and Evan Mecham, car dealer, (Rep.) were called to a meeting with Bob Corbin. At that time he told these three candidates that Babbitt did create an illegal holiday. He told them that, and here is the fact that is always left out, that which ever candidate was elected governor would have to rescind the holiday.

Evan Mecham was not smart and shot himself in the foot more often than not. However, to put the blame completely on him for rescinding MLK Day is unfair. Put the blame on the legislature which failed to pass the holiday to begin with and then on the general public who voted it down. AZ I believe is the only state to vote on the issue. The legislatures in the other states approved of the holiday.

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Response to underpants (Reply #60)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 10:55 PM

67. Chuck D - By the Time I Get To Arizona!

 

Public Enemy. "I urinated on a state when I was singing this song."

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 04:05 PM

61. K&R!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 10:17 PM

66. It's not just couples

but it's aimed at any and every LGBT person in the state.
I started calling Arizona the "hate state" but maybe I can put that
somewhat to rest now that this bill has be vetoed.

Maybe some of those businesses still want our business after all.

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