Jan Brewer "Likely To Veto" Arizona's "Gay Segregation" Bill
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will probably veto the bill sent to her by the state legislator that would officially legalize refusal of service to gays, according to sources.
One of those is longtime Brewer political adviser Chuck Coughlin, who told NBC News: “It’s been her proclivity in the past to focus on the priorities she wants them [the legislature] to accomplish, and this was clearly not part of her agenda.”
“She doesn’t want to take any actions that could jeopardize the economic momentum we’ve seen here in Arizona,” said another person close to the governor.
The Republican governor is flying back to Phoenix on Tuesday after attending National Governors Association meetings this last week. Coughlin said she will meet with stakeholders on both sides on Wednesday and likely make her decision on Thursday or Friday. She has until Saturday morning to sign or veto the bill.
Gov. Brewer has faced increased pressure to veto the measure in recent days as national outrage has flooded social networks and media. On Monday, Marriott sent a letter to Brewer urging her veto on the issue following a coalition of economic interests in the state coming out against discrimination.