Transcript for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes 'Religious Freedom' Bill
Good eating it thank you all for joining me here this evening. I'm here to announce a decision on senate bill can fix it Q. As with every proposal. That reaches my desk I can't. Great concern -- careful evaluation and deliberate consideration especially finished -- 1062. I call them like I see them despite the two years for the boos from the crowd. I took the necessary time to make the right decision. -- -- -- spoke with my attorneys. Lawmakers and citizens. Supporting. And opposing this legislation. That's governor. I have. Asked questions and I have -- -- protected religious freedoms when there's a specific can present concern that exists in our state. And I -- record to prove. My agenda is designed to allow legislation that it dances Arizona. When -- address the legislature. Earlier this year. I made my -- for this session abundantly clear. Among them from passing a responsible budget that continues Arizona's economic comeback. From CEOs. To -- -- doors to business surveys Arizona ranks as one of the best states to grow -- start -- business. Additionally. Our immediate challenge. Is fixing the broken child protection system. Instead this is the first policy built. Across my desk. Senate bill 1060 cute does not address a specific -- present concerns related to religious liberty in Arizona. I have not -- one example in Arizona. Where business owners religious liberty has been violated. The deal as broadly worded. And could result in -- intended and negative consequences. After weighing all the arguments I have vetoed senate bill 1062. Moments ago. To the supporters. Of this legislation I want you to know. But I understand that long -- arms about marriage and family are being towns. As never before. Our society. Is undergoing -- Genetic changes however. I sincerely believe that senate bill. 1060 Q has the potential to create more problems than it purports to salt. I could -- by the Arizona in ways he cannot even imagine. And no one would ever want. Religious liberty is a core. American. And Arizona -- you. So -- is. Not discrimination. Going forward let's turn the ugliness -- the debate over senate bill. 1060 -- utility renewed searched for greater respect and understanding. Among all. Arizonans. And Americans.
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