Agence France-PresseFebruary 26, 2014 22:07
The governor of the US state of Arizona vetoed a controversial bill Wednesday that would have let businesses refuse to serve gays and lesbians for religious reasons.
Triggering applause from gay rights groups, hardline Republican Jan Brewer said the measure was "broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences."
"After weighing all of the arguments I have vetoed Senate Bill 1062 moments ago."
The bill, passed by lawmakers last week, had provoked anger from rights campaigners who said the southwest state was "on the wrong side of history."