Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will reportedly veto bill allowing businesses to discriminate

Wed. February 26, 2014 8:10 AM by

Phoenix, AZ - Multiple sources are reporting that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer plans to veto a controversial bill that opponents say would allow individuals and businesses to discriminate against gays.

The measure, which states that individuals and businesses can refuse service based on their religious beliefs, created an uproar over the weekend after it cleared the House and Senate late last week.

Brewer, a Republican, on Monday said she would do "the right thing for Arizona" when asked about the business community's opposition to the bill.

"I have a history of deliberating and having open dialogue on bills that are controversial, to listen to both sides of those issues," Brewer told CNN's Dana Bash. "I welcome the input and information that they [business leaders] can provide to me. And certainly I am pro-business. 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," she added. "I can assure you as always I will do the right thing for the state of Arizona."

On Tuesday, MSNBC political commentator Michael Smerconish tweeted that Brewer would veto the bill "by 4:20PM her time today."

NBC News confirmed that report, also in a tweet.

"RT @NBCNews: Ariz. Gov Brewer likely to veto controversial SB 1062, sources say," NBC News political reporter Mike O'Brien messaged.

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