Arizona Bill Fires Up Debate Over Gay Rights

Protesters stay overnight to call on Gov. Jan Brewer to veto an anti-gay bill.
3:00 | 02/26/14

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To the bill in Arizona firing up a national debate over religious and gay rights. Governor Jan brewer under a lot of pressure to veto the measure that would give businesses the right to refuse service citing religious beliefs. Protests overnight right outside the governor's office and Cecilia Vega has the story. Reporter: Governor Jan brewer has just four days to decide whether to sign or veto a controversial bill that allows businesses in the name of religious freedom to refuse to serve gay people. Your message 0 Jan brewer right now. Veto, now. Reporter: This has become a nightly ritual. Protesters on the statehouse lawn and promise to be out here every night until the bill is vetoed. For the governor, the pressure is mounting. Major companies are taking sides declaring the law bad for business from Marriott hotels to app the, American airlines and now yelp whose CEO wrote in a letter to brewer "Every consumer has a right to be served by a business without fear of discrimination." The NFL says it too is watching the decision closely as next year's super bowl is set to be played in Arizona, the league issuing a statement saying "It supports tolerance and inclusiveness" and Arizona senator John McCain tweeting "I hope governor brewer will veto" as businesses hang signs, the bill's backers hope the governor listens to their side too. I hope have to our businesses and also have our values respected. Reporter: Maia of the Christian business networking says she's received death threats over her public support of the bill but she is not backing down. You think it's not about gay rights. I think the bill is about religious freedom and the ability to have religious freedom. Reporter: Well, that's the debate right there and brewer so far has yet to officially weigh in being tight-lipped but sent a tweet out to her followers saying "I assure you, as always, I will do the right thing for the state of Arizona." George, that clock is ticking. She has until Saturday to decide.

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