Arizona battles gay rights

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Demonstrators including Christopher Bullock, center, celebrate after hearing that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was going to veto SB1062, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Phoenix. The bill is designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Pat Shannahan) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES.

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced that she has vetoed a bill that would have allowed state businesses to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers.

“The bill is broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences," Brewer told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday. "After weighing all of the arguments I have vetoed Senate Bill 1062 moments ago.”

Brewer made her remarks during a press conference announced with little notice on Wednesday evening. (Yahoo News)

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