Arizona’s House and Senate have made waves this week by passing legislation that, under the guise of religious freedom, would allow business owners to discriminate against gay customers.
What about love thy neighbor?
Meanwhile, some argue the law is a fix, saying that current law is flawed and allows the government to force business owners to provide services against their will.
On Twitter, the bill is decried as a step backward:
Maybe they won't be able to sign that bill into law. I don't know if people whose knuckles drag on the ground can manipulate pens. #arizona
— Maureen Johnson (@maureenjohnson) February 22, 2014
The Arizona anti-gay laws are proof-positive that "State's Rights" is a failed, arcane, obsolete concept whose continuation brings only harm
— Bob Chipman (@the_moviebob) February 22, 2014
Arizona is trying to pass a bill that legalizes discrimination. Can you say "a thousand steps back"?
— wow (@sarahjakethejew) February 21, 2014
With so many speaking out, perhaps Governor Jan Brewer will recognize the right to equal treatment as above the right to discriminate.
.@GovBrewer please do the right thing for ALL Arizonans and veto SB 1062 or be the governor remembered for legalizing discrimination.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) February 22, 2014
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