Cathi Herrod and her Christian Taliban at the Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) are having a bad week. First, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from the state of Arizona of CAP’s attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. The Ninth Circuit struck down the law as unconstitutional.
Now Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed the Religious Bigotry bill from CAP, SB 1062, approved by our Tea-Publican lawless legislature.
Here is Governor Brewer’s SB1062 Veto Letter (.pdf).
Here is Governor Brewer’s Remarks (.pdf) at her press conference. Excerpt:
My agenda is to sign into law legislation that advances Arizona.
When I addressed the Legislature earlier this year, I made my priorities for this session abundantly clear…
Among them are passing a responsible budget that continues Arizona’s economic Comeback.
Additionally, our IMMEDIATE challenge is fixing a broken Child Protection system. Instead, this is the first policy bill to cross my desk.
Senate Bill 1062 does not address a specific and present concern related to religious liberty in Arizona. I have not heard of one example in Arizona where a business owner’s religious liberty has been violated.
The bill is broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences.
After weighing all of the arguments, I vetoed Senate Bill 1062 moments ago.